Police dog tracks, locates missing woman in forested area in southern Alberta
Hoss, a member of the RCMP police dog services, located a missing woman in the Forestry Trunk Road area on Nov. 28. (supplied)
CALGARY -- A woman in her 50s was located in the brush by an RCMP police dog following an emergency medical distress call on the weekend.
RCMP officials say officers responded to a location in the Forestry Trunk Road area shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday.
A vehicle belonging to the missing woman was located abandoned near Marker 61.
A search of the area was conducted and, shortly before noon, Hoss — a six-year-old German Shepherd with RCMP police dog services —arrived on scene and began tracking.
Within 15 minutes, Hoss located the missing woman at a location approximately a kilometre into the woods and at a higher elevation than her vehicle.
The woman was able to walk back to the road with assistance from police and was transported to hospital for treatment and assessment.