Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Lab Helps Save Man Stranded in Snowstorm

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Lab Helps Save Man Stranded in Snowstorm

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Police say a man wearing only a T-shirt during a snowstorm would have frozen to death at the base of an Arizona mountain had it not been for an alert 2-year-old black Labrador mix. Flagstaff officer Melissa Seay says the dog named Marley heard the man's cries for help, according to The Arizona Daily Sun.

The dog's owner, John Paul Roccaforte, said he let Marley go outside around 1 a.m. when he started barking and wouldn't stop.

"He just kind of starts really sniffing around and then starts barking, Roccaforte said. "He just wouldn't let up. He was relentless.

Roccaforte said he went outside and eventually heard someone moaning and calling for help. He called 911. Paramedics and law enforcement arrived around 1:20 a.m.

First responders found a man who appeared to be in his mid-20s lying in a secluded area nearby. …

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