Dog leads cops to site of owner’s wrecked car

The dog’s owner, Cam Laundry, was not seriously injured in the crash.

Washington:

A New Hampshire dog was called a real-life “Lassie” on Tuesday after leading police to the scene of a serious car crash that injured its owner and is hypothermic.

The one-year-old dog, a breed known as the Shiloh Shepherd known as Tinsley, ran on a freeway on the New Hampshire border with Vermont on Monday evening, prompting motorists to alert Highway Patrol.

When officers spotted the dog and tried to grab it, she continued running and drove them to Vermont, where officers spotted a hole in the guardrail and discovered a badly damaged pickup truck that had overturned. .

Two people, one of whom owned Tinsley, were thrown from the vehicle and were already suffering from the onset of hypothermia.

“It quickly became apparent that Tinsley led (law enforcement) to the site of the crash and injured occupants,” New Hampshire Police said in a statement on their Facebook page.

“They could tell the dog was trying to show them something because she was trying to get away from them but not totally running away,” New Hampshire Police Officer Daniel Baldassarre told Channel. local WCVB information.

“It was sort of ‘Follow me. Follow me.’ And they did and, to their surprise, seeing the damaged railing and looking where the dog is looking, they were almost in disbelief. “

“I kind of compare it to, for those who remember, an actual ‘Lassie’ story where people are in distress and the dog goes to get help and takes them to where the person is,” he said. declared Baldassarre.

As rescuers began medical treatment for the injured, the dog “sat well and calmly right next to its owner,” said Captain Jack Hedges of the Hartford Fire Department.

The dog’s owner, Cam Laundry, was not seriously injured in the crash and said Tinsley would be rewarded with game for showing such intelligence and dedication.

“She’s my little guardian angel,” he told WCVB. “It’s a wonder she had that kind of intelligence to do what she did.”

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