The Dyfed-Powys Police in Wales underwent an unsmiling task on Saturday, as they were looking for a missing woman and her infant child.
Fortunately, their team was equipped with immeasurable talent; starring Max the rookie police dog who worked vigorously to find the individuals.
Max is a 2-year-old German Shepherd mix who trained under the care of Police Constable Peter Lloyd and completed his training in February. It’s almost general knowledge that German Shepherds make brilliant police K9 unit dogs because they are bold, intelligent, fast, and incredibly enthusiastic. In addition to that, they are easy to train and strong enough to take on some of the toughest and biggest suspects.
The dog and the constable were part of a team of rescue mission groups, all led by Inspector Jonathan Rees-Jones. As stated by the inspector, the mother and her child had not been heard from for two days and eerily enough; cell phone communication was untraceable.
Thankfully, the competence and persistence of the rescue teams reaped finding the woman’s car on a mountain road. This team consisted of a dedicated ground unit that foraged over the rugged area, a police helicopter, and a mountain rescue team. Not forgetting a special mention to Max who reacted instantly to the woman’s signal of distress. Whilst stuck between a sheer ravine and mountainside, the woman flailed her arms with her remaining strength, unto being retrieved unharmed but cold, suffering from exposure.
In the constable’s words, Max’s unerring response to the woman’s call and sharp focus throughout the long ordeal proved him valuable and certainly irreplaceable.
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