Doggone good news: Search and Rescue K-9 locates missing Alzheimer’s patient

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A Kern County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue K-9 named Savannah located a 93-year-old Alzheimer’s patient after she went missing in Rosamond Wednesday, according to a sheriff’s news release.

At 1 a.m. Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office received a report that the woman, who suffers from Alzheimer’s and dementia, was missing from her home in the 2100 block of Alexander Avenue in Rosamond.

After searching unsuccessfully for about an hour, patrol deputies requested the help of Search and Rescue officials, the release said.

Volunteers from the Search and Rescue K-9 Unit brought out a trailing dog to help with the search, authorities said, and about 30 minutes later it found the woman hiding in a front yard several blocks away.

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