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Elderly Man Walking 2 Dogs Suffers Seizure—Then Black Lab Rushes to Bring Hiker to Save His Life

TIMEDecember 6, 2021

A loyal black Labrador displayed remarkable behavior when its elderly owner collapsed while on a walk in Braithwaite How, UK.

The 71-year-old man was out on his own with his two dogs in late October when, a few minutes after passing another hiker, he suffered an apparent seizure, Keswick Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) stated.

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(Courtesy of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team)

One of the dogs, a black Lab, without prompting, sought out the hiker for help, barking to get her attention and to get her to come to the owner’s aid, which she did. Meanwhile, the other dog, a golden retriever, laid by the unconscious man’s side.

The hiker called emergency assistance and Keswick MRT sent a vehicle directly to the scene; but by the time they arrived, the man had regained consciousness.

He was assessed and still able to walk down the hill to a waiting ambulance, which then took him to the hospital for a checkup.

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(Courtesy of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team)

Rob Grange of the Keswick MRT told BBC Radio that their team spends years training dogs to do exactly the same thing this loyal dog did of its own volition.

“It’s not an unusual thing for a dog to do, but it’s just the fact a completely untrained dog decided to do this that is absolutely wonderful,” he told the station.

The rescuers added that he’d never come across anything like this in his 10 years with the mountain rescue team.

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