Police in Wales revealed that a police dog found a missing woman and her baby over the weekend. The dog found these people on his first operational shift in the UK.
Max, who is a 2-year old German shepherd dog found the missing woman and her baby on a ravine’s edge after a thorough search. In a press release, the Dyfed-Powys police confirmed that they had covered a vast area while searching for the missing woman and her baby.
The police claimed that the woman had gone missing for two days before they started their search. According to Inspector Jonathan Rees-Jones, the Police had a clue when they found the woman’s car on a mountain road.
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This is where PD Max’s tracking skills really came into play. Despite only recently becoming licensed, and on his first operational shift, he immediately commenced an open area search.Rees-Jones
With support from Brecon Mountain Rescue Team and an NPAS helicopter, along with advice from a search expert, additional units were deployed to assist in searching the area which included a small reservoir and woodland.The Police Department
The press release revealed that after the search began around Saturday noon, Constable Peter Lloyd and Max found the woman close to a steep ravine waving for help.
According to the police, the missing woman and her baby were found around 1:30 p.m, they were cold and had spent a good amount of time in the area.
I must give a special mention to PC Pete Lloyd and Max, who on their very first day since completing their training together covered a significant amount of mileage in the search, eventually locating them safe.Rees Jones
Constable Lloyd has been working with the Police dog section in Dyfed-Powys since February. The police maintained that Max would be used for locating people, tracking suspects, and tracing discarded property.
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