Hiker injured in mountain snow. Dog keeps him warm for hours till rescued

“North” climbed back on top of his person even on the stretcher

That’s devotion and caring. And this is about the biggest, furriest 8-month-old I’ve ever seen.

His owner, Grga Brkic, suffered a broken leg and broken ankle.

A dog saved a hiker injured in the Croatian mountains by lying on top of him for 13 hours until they were rescued, according to local media.

The dog, called North, kept Grga Brkic warm after he fell while out hiking and was unable to move. The other two hikers with him were unable to reach them, so they raised the alarm.

First responders credited the eight-month-old Alaskan Malamute with having helped keep Brkic safe…

“Friendship and love between man and dog have no boundaries,” Croatia’s mountain rescue service said in a Facebook post, which included a photo of the dog lying on top of Brkic as he lay in a stretcher.

The dog “curled around him and warmed him” during the high-altitude rescue mission, the post added.


“North” – when he’s at home

One thought on “Hiker injured in mountain snow. Dog keeps him warm for hours till rescued

  1. Sandy says:

    A German shepherd named Tinsley, first thought to be a lost dog, successfully led New Hampshire state police to the site of its owner’s rollover crash.
    Both the vehicle’s occupants were seriously hurt, but thanks to Tinsley’s dogged efforts they quickly received medical assistance once officers discovered the truck, which went off the road near a Vermont interstate junction, WMUR-TV reported Tuesday. https://www.westernslopenow.com/news/lost-dog-on-new-hampshire-highway-leads-police-to-owner-injured-in-crash/

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