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Hero police dog that went missing over the weekend found by her colleagues

Feb 21, 2018
Hero police dog that went missing over the weekend found by her colleagues

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, a search party consisting of various K9 units as well as the Mthatha Mounted Unit searched the forest near Sulenkama, were a police Search and Rescue dog, Olive, went missing over the weekend after helping to locate a missing man.

"At approximately 09:15, Olive was spotted underneath a low cliff by members of the search group. She was unable to get out and her colleagues went out and managed to free her,' said police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

Captain Koena said that Olive was free from injuries and literally bounced back into action.

Constable Katikati, her handler, who was present was elated to be reunited with his partner amid years of joy.

"The SAPS extends a sincere word of thanks to everyone who assisted in the 'Search and Rescue' of Olive."