A man from Washington who was reported missing on a walk with his dog was found dead after a seeker heard the pet bark.
The Pierce County Sheriff's Office reported the recovery of the 64-year-old man after a Thursday search that started at dawn and lasted more than 12 hours. He was reported missing after he did not return home on Wednesday.
"This was a very sad end to a tough search, but we are incredibly proud of our MPs and the volunteers' efforts to find the missing man and return him to his family," the sheriff's office said in a Friday press release
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"Without the barking of his faithful companion Daisy, we would never have found ourselves the missing man," said the press release. "It was amazing."
The man had gone on a hike with Daisy in Evans Creek, the press release said. His wife said she had gone geocaching, a GPS scavenger-like hunt.
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His body was found when a seeker in the distance heard a bark, and soon Q1
"Our deputy wandered through dense forests for another 30 minutes and touched the dog's body where he found the missing man," the press release said.
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The coroner said that the man died of heart disease, the station reported.