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Man rescued by dog in Civil Protection search party

The Protección Civil canine unit.
The Protección Civil canine unit. / SUR
  • The elderly resident got lost in the wooded area of Las Chapas, Marbella

A missing 80-year-old man was located on Monday by a dog that formed part of a search party organised by the Protección Civil (Civil Protection) group. He had got lost in the wooded area of Las Chapas district, Marbella.

The elderly man was said to have left his home in Elviria at around 2.30pm. When he had not returned by 7pm his family alerted the authorities.

He was found by the Civil Protection team and their working dog Freya, who tracked his scent 400 metres along a path through the woods. The police were then able to bring the man, who was conscious but very weak, to safety.