A Woman, a Dog, and a Lifesaving Program
Published: April 15, 2015
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 "[KHTS] – Some people teach their dogs how to sit, stay and roll over – while others take training a step further to help save lives.

Sue Reynolds, the Hart District Career Development coordinator, and her 5-year-old Doberman, Nudel, became certified April 4 as one of 120 dog teams in the state with the California Rescue Dog Association, or CARDA.

Reynolds, who has been training for three years, and Nudel, who has been training for two years, can be called out to anywhere in the state to help law enforcement agencies with locating missing people. " - 

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Hiker found at Lake Tahoe after missing for 2 days
Published: October 8, 2012
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MEYERS, CA - Anyone who knows Nathan Sperring would most likely tell you he's the last person they would ever think might need a rescue from a mountain camping trip; after all, he's an avid outdoorsman and guide in Alaska.

However, a solo weekend trip up past Eagle Falls and into the Velma Lakes area near Lake Tahoe, Spearing got stuck when the weather changed and he needed help. When heading out Friday, Sperring told his family that if he didn't return on Tuesday, that meant he was in trouble. 

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Volunteer found after missing more than 24 hours
Published: July 8, 2012
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El Dorado County Search and Rescue teams searched for 65-year old Chris Chaloupka, the missing U.S. Forest Service volunteer Saturday and Sunday before locating him shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday.

El Dorado County Sheriff's Deputy Matt Cathey told News10 that a team heard a whistle in a distance and then brought in a search dog who located him.

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