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‘Real-life Lassie’: dog helps lead search teams to stranded owner

Real-life Lassie leads search teams to beach owner, 53, who fell 70-feet from the mountain near Tahoe National Forest in California and broke his hip and ribs

  • The Nevada County Sheriff’s search and rescue team greets the good boy Saul as a ‘real Lassie’, after the pet rescuer showed where his owner was stranded.
  • Saul and his husband, who live ‘something of a closed life’, went for a walk in Tahoe National Forest in early July
  • The 53-year-old victim was found lying in a bed of dirt and covered with a camouflage cloth
  • His injuries were described as traumatic by the authorities
  • When they were reunited, Saul was rewarded with a well-deserved beef jerky stick

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A relentlessly married black Border Collie led rescuers 200 yards to his 53-year-old owner, who had broken his hip and several ribs while walking in a California forest on July 13th.

De Nevada The County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team greeted the good boy Saul as a ‘real Lassie’, after the pet showed rescuers where his owner was, stranded and injured.

Twenty-five rescuers searched seven hours in the inaccessible area by car before encountering Saul.

One of the rescuers said the pet apparently made eye contact with the team before leaving for where its owner would be found, Sergeant Dennis Haack said The New York Times.

Saul began to spin in circles and then ran 20 feet in front of them, eager to bring help to his sick owner.

Sergeant Haack told the Times that one of the rescuers said on the radio, ‘Hey, I think this dog is trying to lead us somewhere … So we’ll follow him.’

Saul de Border Collie led rescuers 200 yards to his 53-year-old owner, who had broken his hip and several ribs during a walk in a California forest

The man fell 70 feet from a mountain, breaking his hip and multiple ribs. Fortunately, Saul and the Nevada County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team came to the rescue

The man fell 70 feet from a mountain, breaking his hip and multiple ribs. Fortunately, Saul and the Nevada County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team came to the rescue

The man fell 70 feet from a mountain, breaking his hip and multiple ribs. Fortunately, Saul and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team came to the rescue

Saul and his man, who are living 'something of a closed life', went for a walk in the Tahoe National Forest in early July (photo)

Saul and his man, who are living 'something of a closed life', went for a walk in the Tahoe National Forest in early July (photo)

Saul and his man, who are living ‘something of a closed life’, went for a walk in the Tahoe National Forest in early July (photo)

Haack initially did not put much trust in it, he trusted that his team would find the man because they are very good at it, he told the Times.

Saul and his man, who are living ‘something of a closed life’, had gone for a walk at Tahoe National Forest in early July.

But things went south when the man fell 70ft from a mountain, breaking his hip and multiple ribs.

He managed to get to an area with mobile phone service, with man’s best friend by his side, and called 911 for help.

One of the rescuers said the pet apparently made eye contact with the team before leaving for where its owner would be found, Sergeant Dennis Haac said

One of the rescuers said the pet apparently made eye contact with the team before leaving for where its owner would be found, Sergeant Dennis Haac said

One of the rescuers said the pet apparently made eye contact with the team before leaving for where its owner would be found, Sergeant Dennis Haac said

A friend of the wounded man had expected Saul to lead rescuers to his owner and had shown photos of the pet to the rescue team, telling her, 'search for Saul'

A friend of the wounded man had expected Saul to lead rescuers to his owner and had shown photos of the pet to the rescue team, telling her, 'search for Saul'

A friend of the wounded man had expected Saul to lead rescuers to his owner and had shown photos of the pet to the rescue team, telling her, ‘search for Saul’

A friend of the wounded man had expected Saul to lead rescuers to his owner and had shown photos of the pet to the rescue team, telling her to ‘search for Saul’.

‘They started following him. They went somewhere between 150 and 200 meters and took them straight to the victim, ‘Haack said NBC.

The 53-year-old victim was then found lying in a bed of dirt and covered by a camouflage sheet. His injuries were described as traumatic by the authorities.

After he was rescued, Saul was briefly taken to a nonprofit where he received much praise for his loyalty.

Meanwhile, at the hospital, the grateful owner asked several times to be reunited with his rescuer and best friend, Haack said.

When man and dog were finally reunited, Saul was rewarded with a well-deserved beef jerky stick.

“He’s very happy that his dog directed our search staff at him,” Haack told NBC.

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