RESCUE DOG FEATURED Search And Rescue Dog From Charleston To Be Featured On National TV
Reported by: Deborah Linz
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 8, 2012 10:39 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 8, 2012 10:50 AM EST
EYEWITNESS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO C L I C K T O P L A Y
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A local rescue dog was scheduled to be honored Thursday night on national television.
Lorrie Burdette of Charleston adopted Soot, a black lab, and certified him as a search and rescue dog. On one cold December morning, Soot helped rescue a 78-year-old, diabetic hunter lost in the woods. The man had gone hunting with his son. They separated and had planned to meet back at their truck about noon. When the dad failed to return, the son search for hours until dark and then called 911 for help.
Soot and Burdette arrive and the dog eventually picked up the hunger’s scent, leading the searchers several miles away where the hunter was located at 5:30 a.m. the next day, five miles from his truck.
Soot will be honored along with several other hero dogs on the Hallmark Channel at 8 p.m.
Effort to restore Ky. bridge wins award May 24, 2013 4:01 AM EDT Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet and a Laurel County resident have been recognized for their efforts to restore rather than replace a landmark bridge.