Blind Man Returns Safe

By |2018-10-12T13:30:42-05:00October 9, 2018 6:29 am|Local News|0 Comments

HILLSBORO, MO (KDKZ-TV) A missing blind man is safe, thanks to the nose of a 3-year-old black lab mix who sniffed him out.

Ruby was part of a weekend search team looking for the man in Hillsboro. The man, who has epilepsy in addition to blindness, was reported missing Friday.

On Sunday, it was another bloodhound named Wally who first found one of the man’s shoes in a wooded area. With the search area narrowed, Ruby picked up the man’s scent and headed to a creek bed, where Ruby’s handler, Marla Vollmer, found the man.

He was a quarter-mile from his home.

The man was taken in for medical evaluation.

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