Sundre RCMP respond call of individual thought to be in medical distress in back country, PSD Hoss saves the day

Sundre, Alberta – On Nov. 25, 2021, at approximately 7:13 a.m., Sundre RCMP responded to a call of a person possibly in medical distress in the Forestry Trunk Road area.

Sundre RCMP responded and located the vehicle belonging to the person at approximately Marker 61, abandoned.

The RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS) was called in to assist and arrived on scene at approximately 11:45. At noon, approximately 15 minutes after starting to track, the person, a female in her 50’s, was located by PDS approximately one kilometer into the woods at a higher elevation.

Sundre RCMP respond call of individual thought to be in medical distress in back country, PSD Hoss saves the day
Sundre RCMP respond call of individual thought to be in medical distress in back country, PSD Hoss saves the day

The female was able to walk out with assistance from police. She was then transported by police to a local hospital for further assessment and treatment.

Police Service Dog “Hoss” is a 6-year-old German Shepherd who is from the RCMP breeding program in Innisfail, Alta. 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.

Sundre RCMP



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