Saul is a very good boy.
So good, in fact, that he’s been hailed as a hero for leading search and rescue teams on a 200-meter hike after his owner was injured when he fell from 70 feet while hiking near the Tahoe National Forest.
In “true Lassie fashion,” Saul, a border collie, ran through the woods and caught the attention of two searchers last week, according to Nevada County Sheriff’s officials. Saul eventually led her to his owner, who was covered in a camouflage tarp and had broken ribs and a broken hip.
“We didn’t believe it at first because it sounded like a movie,” Sgt. Dennis Haack of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department of Search and Rescue said in a KCRA-TV report on the rescue Wednesday. “When they came back and actually described it to us, the reality was that they had followed the dog straight to the victim.”
The man, who has not been identified, did indeed fall Tuesday night, Haack said, and somehow managed to get enough cell phone signal to call for help. First responders got the call around noon Wednesday and, with Saul’s help, they were able to locate the man by 7 p.m. He was flown to a hospital in an ambulance.
As for Saul, the heroic pooch received “a well-deserved dinner” and is being cared for by a non-profit in Grass Valley while his owner receives medical attention.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-07-18/dog-leads-rescue-team-to-injured-owner-in-tahoe-forest Tahoe National Forest hiker found by his own dog