Quick work by police dog saves elderly man

Quick work by an RCMP police dog earlier this month saved an elderly man lost in the woods north of Moncton.

Caledonia RCMP responded at around 9:35 p.m. on July 10 to a report of an elderly man in mental distress who had become lost in a wooded area in Irishtown. According to police, the man had been lost for nearly 12 hours.

Due to the situation’s urgency, RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS) were called in.

Police say Cpl. Jonathan Moreau and his patrol dog, Nykko, found the man on a nearby trail at 10:30 a.m. the following day. Moreau provided first aid to the man while waiting for paramedics.

“After an intensive search, Cpl. Moreau and his dog Nykko were able to locate the man, which ultimately saved his life,” said Cpl. Kevin Glode of the Caledonia Region RCMP, adding the outcome could have been “much different” without proper resources in place.

“This incident is a perfect example of how vital our police dogs are in situations like this when we need to locate someone quickly to ensure their safety.”