The police dog Mig and his guide, junior aspirant Mateusz Jankowski, helped a 72-year-old man to get home, who made a mistake after leaving the hospital in Wrocław and lost his way in the dense thickets in the nearby green areas. He was exhausted and scared, he could not explain to his family where he was. – This is another example of how important the service of four-legged officers is – emphasized Krzysztof Marcjan from the press office of the Wrocław police.
The 72-year-old left one of the hospitals in Wrocław and was supposed to return home, but he turned in the wrong direction and got lost in the green areas, several hundred meters from the hospital. After a few hours, the family reported the matter to the police, asking for help. The relatives managed to contact the man, but he could not determine where he was.
Then the police dog Mig from the “Polish K9”, ie the Service Dogs’ Guide Link, was launched. Both the dog and his guardian, junior aspirant Mateusz Jankowski, have been serving at the Municipal Police Headquarters in Wrocław for a month.
Dog Mig tracked a 72-year-old who got lost
Mig started by sniffing a piece of clothing provided by his 72-year-old relatives. The dog immediately turned towards the nearby bushes. After walking more than 300 meters in thick greenery, he let me know that the target might be close. It was there, among the bushes and trees, that he found the missing senior – this is how the course of the events was reported by staff sergeant Krzysztof Marcjan from the press office of the Wrocław police.
The 72-year-old was scared, confused and exhausted. However, nothing serious happened to him. He explained that he had lost his orientation in the field and did not know how to get back to the starting point. He also did not have the strength to do so.
– This is another example of the importance of the service of four-legged officers and their proper training – emphasized Marcjan.
Main photo source: Wroclaw police