When duty calls, a trained police dog listens, and that’s what happened in Wales on Saturday when a mother and her baby were reported missing, the Guardian reports.
Policeman Peter Lloyd and his two-year-old German Shepherd cross named Max were sent out on their first-ever search operation by the Dyfed-Powys Police of Wales, and helped to trace the whereabouts of the mother and one-year-old, who were found at “the edge of a ravine after spending the night outdoors,” police said in a release.
PD Max's tracking skills really came into play, despite only recently becoming licensed, and on his first operational shift
The newly licensed Max covered a vast area during the operation, nailing a search effort which has been commended by officers. Inspector Jonathan Rees-Jones said prompt action had been required to find the pair, who were felt to be in danger.
“The woman had not been seen or spoken to for two days which was out of character, and her phone wasn’t working so, naturally concern for her safety was high,” he said.