The impressive rescue mission was helped by the dog's strong determination.
A 2-year-old German Shepherd mixed breed, Max, recently went out on his first mission with his handler PC Peter Lloyd from the Dyfed-Powys police force in Wales. And on his first day’s work he showed that he was definitely up for the job.
Although young Max had joined the force in February, he only recently became a fully-licensed police dog. So when a call came in to look for a woman and her 1-year-old who’d not been seen for two days, Max and PC Lloyd went out to look for them.
Thankfully, the missing woman’s car had been discovered in a remote area, which helped to narrow down the search area a little, but there was still “a vast area to cover given the amount of time she had been missing” explained Insp Jonathan Rees-Jones.