Next time you're in trouble, better call Saul. Not the TV character but the dog, the one being credited for saving his owner, who fell down a 70-foot cliff while camping in Tahoe Forest in California on July 14.
The man called the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office for help after the fall, but rescuers were having trouble locating him, until the man’s dog, named Saul, approached rescuers and led them right to his owner some 200 yards away.
He thought he had broken at least one rib and possibly his hip during the fall. He had actually fallen the night before, but he managed to crawl to an area where he had some cell service to call for help the following day. Rescuers pinged his last GPS location but were still having trouble finding the man until Saul came to the rescue. “They saw Saul come down to them. They started following him. He went for somewhere between 150 and 200 yards and took them right to the victim, who was in a small shelter that was covered with camouflage tarp,” Sgt. Dennis Haack with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue said.
According to medical teams the victim’s injuries were “traumatic.” Authorities said a helicopter was brought in to fly the man to a hospital.
“He was very lucky his dog directed our search personnel to him,” Haack said.