The dog of a hiker who died in a fall stayed by her owner’s side and alerted the rescue team of the man’s location with her bark, police say.
A search and rescue team with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department in Washington found the hiker Thursday after he and his dog Daisy had gone out Wednesday morning, the department said in a Facebook post.
“Without the barking of his loyal companion Daisy, we never would have located the missing man. It was amazing,” the department said.
The 64-year-old Washington man, who lived near Eatonville, south of Tacoma, regularly went on hikes with Daisy. But by Wednesday evening, they weren’t back, and the man had left his wife no note about where they had gone.