(KING/NBC) — Daisy the dog stayed by her owner’s side after he fell and died during a hike in Washington, according to KING-TV in Seattle.
A search and rescue team was able to locate the body of the man after hearing the dog barking, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said.
The 64-year-old man went for a hike with Daisy Thursday morning, but didn’t leave a note, according to the sheriff’s office. The man’s wife called 911 when she realized they were missing and his car wasn’t at the house.
Animal Control was able to return Daisy to her home.
“This was a very sad end to a tough search, but we are incredibly proud of our deputies and the volunteers efforts to find the missing man and return him to his family. Without the barking of his loyal companion Daisy, we never would have located the missing man. It was amazing,” the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office posted.