Boomer, a K-9 for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), searched for hours and was able to successfully locate a woman who had been missing for four days.
The woman was reported missing by her family on Saturday July 30th, but despite extensive searches, was unable to be located, reports RCMP.
After the woman's car was found on Wednesday, Boomer and his handler Constable Clay Wurzinger were deployed to assist with the search.
Boomer could not detect a scent near her car, but he and Wurzinger continued to search for an incredible five hours. It was at this point that Boomer alerted to the woman's possible location, and Wurzinger was able to find the woman lying at the base of an embankment.
Thanks to the diligence and determination of Boomer, the woman is safely recovering in the hospital.
“Constable Wurzinger and Boomer's perseverance in this search led to an outstanding result. Outcomes like this make us all proud of the professionalism and high level of training that Clay and Boomer bring to work on a daily basis in Nanaimo. We are lucky to have them here,” said Superintendent Mark Fisher, Officer in Charge, Nanaimo RCMP.
And to reward Boomer for his great work, he got to play with his favorite toy, Constable Wurzinger told RCMP.
Way to go Boomer!
The RCMP celebrated Boomer on Facebook for #TongueOutTuesday. See their post below.
Want to learn more about hardworking K-9s like Boomer? Check out those recognized by AKC's Canine Officer Program.
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