Elderly male rescued by RCMP Dog Handler

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Williams Lake: An elderly male is now home safe and warm after becoming disoriented then lost during a long walk with his dog this week. Family members were concerned as the male suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease and the temperature was falling rapidly. RCMP along with Search and Rescue, 150 Mile House Fire Department and Police Service dog “Clive” were called to assist in locating the missing male. RCMP Dog Handler, Cpl. Gord Rutherford and PSD Clive, located the male on a trail a few kilometers away from his house. The male appeared to be suffering from hypothermia and was unable to walk. After notifying family and emergency crews that he had located him, Cpl. Rutherford carried the male out on his back, through the deep snow for quite a long distance. The man was later transported to the Cariboo Memorial Hospital where he received medical attention and was expected to make a full recovery.

RCMP DOG HANDLER