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Heroic police dog rescues missing woman, 85, clinging to tree in Colorado ravine

He deserves a spherical of a-paws.

A Okay-9 and his handler rushed to the rescue final week of an 85-year-old lady who spent two hours clinging to a tree in a Colorado ravine.

Dramatic video of the mission exhibits Mercury and Greenwood Village Police Officer Austin Speer selecting up the lady’s scent simply minutes after stepping onto the scene.

Mercury — affectionately known as Merc by Speer — took off operating alongside the grassy knoll as his handler fired off a sequence of “good dog!” affirmations.

The pair weave by a number of bushes till they spot the missing lady “clinging to a tree down a steep ravine where she could not be seen from the roadway or canal,” the Greenwood Village Police Department mentioned.

The 85-year-old was rescued by Greenwood Village Police Officer Austin Speer and his dog Mercury.
The 85-year-old was rescued by Greenwood Village Police Officer Austin Speer and his dog Mercury. Greenwood Village Governemt/Facebook

“Hi, ma’am. This is a friendly dog. He found you. Isn’t that good?” Speer tells the lady as Mercury eagerly approaches her.

“We’re going to get you home, ok?”

According to her son, the unnamed lady had been missing for 2 hours — however the dynamic duo sniffed them out inside simply 10 minutes.

According to her son, the unnamed woman had been missing for two hours -- but the dynamic duo sniffed them out within just 10 minutes.
Mercury — affectionately known as Merc by Speer — took off operating alongside the grassy knoll as his handler fired off a sequence of “good dog!” affirmations. Greenwood Village Governemt/Facebook
The unnamed woman had been missing for two hours -- but the dynamic duo sniffed them out within just 10 minutes.
The unnamed lady had been missing for 2 hours — however the dynamic duo sniffed them out inside simply 10 minutes. Greenwood Village Governemt/Facebook

“This is my mom and I am so grateful for Mercury and Officer Speer, the kind and professional dispatch gal I spoke with and all involved on this team effort to save my mom who was ‘gassed out’ after trying to climb this hill and unable to move,” the son mentioned on Facebook.

“I had been searching for her for two hours and Mercury and Officer Speer found her in 10 minutes: UNBELIEVABLE! It was like watching a Navy Seal extraction: I am so grateful to live in City of Greenwood Village Government.”

The pair weave through several trees until they spot the missing woman "clinging to a tree down a steep ravine where she could not be seen from the roadway or canal."
The pair weave by a number of bushes till they spot the missing lady “clinging to a tree down a steep ravine where she could not be seen from the roadway or canal.” Greenwood Village Governemt/Facebook

The lady was returned safely to her household, police mentioned.

The heroic pup joined the Greenwood Village Police a 12 months and a half in the past and was particularly educated for looking and monitoring missing individuals, in addition to sniffing out narcotics.

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