Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England recently tweeted a video of what it would be like to be buried in snow and rescued by one of their search and rescue dogs. The video is from the perspective of the person trapped under the snow, and you can see the dog discover the trapped person and begin digging them out.
The dog, whose name is Search Dog Flo, alerts their handler and then begins the process of digging out the trapped person.
Ever wondered what it would be like to be buried in snow and found by one of our happy search and rescue dogs? (Vid… https://t.co/YoSvgE0Y9k— Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England (@Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England)1550613007.0
Mountain Rescue Search Dogs is a small non-profit that trains and handles search and rescue dogs in England, and is part of Search and Rescue Dog Association, a larger organization that covers all of the UK.
From their about page:
"The Search and Rescue Dog Association was formed in Scotland in 1965 by Hamish MacInnes, team leader of the Glencoe Mountain Rescue team at the time. He attended an International Red Cross Search Dog course in Switzerland where the were training and assessing avalanche search dogs."
"He saw the potential for using dogs to search for lost walkers and climbers within the UK. Upon his return to the United Kingdom. Hamish started training his two German Shepherd's Rangi and Tiki."
"In Dec 1964 a training course with Mountain Rescue Members from throughout the UK was held in Glencoe, encouraged by this course, and the potential shown by the dogs. A meeting was held in May 1965 and SARDA was formed."
"SARDA initially covered the whole of the UK. By 1971 it had become devolved into Scottish, English and Welsh associations. Further developments led to the modern day, with the present formation of Associations: Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England, Lake District Search Dogs, SARDA Ireland North, SARDA Ireland South, SARDA Scotland, SARDA South Wales, SARDA Southern Scotland, SARDA Wales and SARDA Isle of Man."
"Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England is a member of Mountain Rescue England and Wales"
The hard working doggo in the video is a Border Collie named Flo.
Many of you have asked about the dogs name. She is Search Dog Flo, a Border Collie from @edalemrt in the Peak Distr… https://t.co/XdYZt2Zw4l— Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England (@Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England)1550664201.0
@SARDAEngland @edalemrt Aw, she can rescue me from grad school anytime ❤️❤️ Thank you, Flo, you’re a very good dog.— Stacy Byas (@Stacy Byas)1550685373.0
People were quick to say what a good doggo Flo is, and congratulate her for her hard work!
@SARDAEngland @KatCapps Awesome! My dogs didn't think so though! 'Got them barking back! Lol. https://t.co/nGdDc5rFrZ— D (@D)1550686438.0
@SARDAEngland Maybe I should carry doggie treats in my pockets when I go skiing. The smell would make it easier for… https://t.co/BTU1tpsqVR— Goofus (Craig) (@Goofus (Craig))1550677865.0
@SARDAEngland My dog does this too. Except I'm not under the snow. I'm under the blanket.— MariaTeresa Andreacchi (@MariaTeresa Andreacchi)1550666848.0
@SARDAEngland *digdigdigdig* "hello new friend! I love you!"— Anthony (@Anthony)1550663895.0
@SARDAEngland Never thought something would make me wish i was buried in snow.— Brad Hall (@Brad Hall)1550660373.0
@SARDAEngland That's okay. They're all so good. Give them all the treats on my behalf ♥— brain stew (@brain stew)1550656613.0
@SARDAEngland Dogs are the best. The absolute best. In turn they deserve the absolute best. https://t.co/77qlcH5KME— Too many humans (@Too many humans)1550661596.0
Search and rescue dogs do amazing work, and the hours of training required of the dogs and their handlers lead to skills that are nothing short of extraordinary.