An RCMP dog unit tracked down a woman who was believed to be in medical trouble in a remote area last week.
Sundre RCMP said they responded to a call of a person in the Forestry Trunk Road area who was possibly in medical distress about 7:15 a.m. last Thursday.
Responding officers found the woman’s vehicle abandoned near Marker 61
RCMP Police Dog Services was called in was on scene at by 11:45 a.m. Only 15 minutes after starting to track, a woman in her 50s, was located by the dog about one kilometre into the woods at a higher elevation.
The woman was able to walk out with assistance from police. She was then transported by police to a local hospital for further assessment and treatment.
The tracking dog, “Hoss,” is a six-year-old German Shepherd who is from the RCMP breeding program in Innisfail. In addition to tracking and arresting criminals, K-9’s with RCMP PDS, are trained in search and rescue operations, as well as drug or explosives detection.