Just before Christmas, Wakefield District (West Yorkshire Police) reported that a vulnerable female had gone missing from her home address.
Response Team officers, along with other emergency services, commenced an extensive search in order to try and locate the missing female.
The last sighting of her had been 12 hours prior, so officers from the West Yorkshire Police’s Dog Section – PC Elaine Entwistle and PC Chris Booker – were deployed with PD Ollie and PD Diesel to the area rural.
An extensive search started across a vast golf course and through dense wooded areas with the police dogs deployed both on and off their leads.
Several hours later, the officers regrouped and planned to continue their search, covering a new route.
PD Ollie and PD Diesel indicated the presence of human scent and directed the officer into another secluded wooded area.
The missing female was then located, unconscious but breathing.
Officers immediately administered vital first aid, gradually warming the female by using their own clothing. The female was suffering from severe hypothermia.
West Yorkshire Police has said there is ‘no doubt’ that had the Dog units not found this lady at the time they did, then the outcome would have undoubtedly been fatal.
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