Sniffer dog helps trace elderly couple suffering from dementia

A sniffer dog in the United Kingdom turned a hero after helping in tracing an elderly couple.

The incident occurred in the Haverfordwest area of Pembrokeshire in Wales after the police began a search operation for the lost couple at around 11pm on July 16.

The couple aged 80, suffer from dementia.

Despite carrying out search operations in nearby areas for nearly two hours, the police failed to trace the couple.

Later, a police sniffer dog named Rey joined the operation. The German Shepherd smelled a piece of bedding and the scent of the couple to trace them in the field.

The dog traced the couple to a ditch around 12.30 am. Apparently, they ended up in the place after the old woman fell and hurt her back.

The police provided first aid care to the couple and called an emergency ambulance for further treatment. They were later taken to hospital.

“The swift work of PD Rey allowed us to take the right direction in our search, and the capability of the rural team’s off-road vehicle was crucial in covering rural ground quickly,” inspector Reuben Palin said.