GERRISH TOWNSHIP, MI – A police K9 rescued a man from freezing Northern Michigan woods over the weekend, police said.
K9 Ghost and handler Deputy Dakota Darsow were called to a scene around 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23, in Gerrish Township, according a news release from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office.
Gerrish Township officers were investigating a complaint of a suspicious/missing male who had wandered into the woods near Ivy Road and hadn’t returned for several hours, police said. Temperatures were around 11 degrees. Officers believed they knew the identity of the person and were concerned that he was likely cognitively impaired.
Ghost and Darsow tracked the man for about half a mile through thick woods before finding him. The 58-year-old Pennsylvania man said he went for a walk and got lost. He was taken to a local hospital.
“Another great job by Ghost. Good Boy!” the sheriff’s office said.