Woman, 74, missing in woods found by search and rescue dog

KNOX, Ind. (AP) — A search dog has helped find a 74-year-old woman missing for seven hours in a northwestern Indiana wooded area.

The woman was located about 1 a.m. Friday, less than a mile from her home in Knox, southwest of South Bend.

She was reported missing Thursday afternoon after walking back and forth to a neighbor’s house, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported.

Authorities believe the woman took a wrong trail and became confused, said Porter County Fire Chief Jay Craig who is partner of the dog.

A search and rescue team and Jakob, the tracking dog, began looking for the woman about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Jakob located her scent around 1 a.m. Friday and followed it to the woman who was removed from the woods on an all-terrain vehicle.

“She was weak,” Craig said.