Virden RCMP get help from First Nations Police dog

K-9 unit finds badly injured man

A badly injured man was rescued by a First Nations Police tracking dog over the weekend. Virden RCMP were investigating a report on August 10 at around 3 a.m. of three men assaulting a fourth man who was bleeding from his face and forehead.

Officers arrested the three men but couldn't find the injured one, so they called in the K-9 unit from Manitoba First Nations Police Service. Ceto and his handler tracked the victim's scent about 200 metres through the bush and along a river.

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They found the man lying under a tree, unconscious and covered in blood.

Police administered first aid and the victim was taken to hospital. His current condition is unknown.

MFNPS say it's unlikely the man would have been found without the help of the K9 unit.

More details on this story to come. 

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