ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A 7-year-old Alaskan husky is credited with helping rescue an injured woman hiking a trail east of Anchorage.
The Alaska Star reports the dog, named Nanook, helped pull 21-year-old Amelia Milling after she fell while crossing the Eagle River last month.READ MORE: US Border Agents Receiving Help On Custody Work, Returning To Field
Milling, a college student from Tennessee, was hiking the Crow Pass Trail and was injured early in the planned three-day hike. She says the white dog found her after she tumbled down a slope.READ MORE: US Ramps Up Plan To Expel Thousands Of Haitian Migrants Gathered In Texas
She says Nanook guided her back to the trail and later helped her out of the water when she struggled in the glacier-fed river that is typically between thigh- and waist-deep this time of year. The dog stayed with her until rescuers arrived.
Nanook’s owner, Scott Swift, says his dog has no search-and-rescue training and has been setting out on trips into Chugach State Park for years, where he accompanies hikers he meets on the trails.MORE NEWS: Cecile Richards: Supreme Court's Inaction On Texas Abortion Law Could Mean End Of Roe
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