Elderly man gets stuck in the mud, dog faithfully sits at his side for hours
About two months ago, a 67-year-old man in Suffolk, UK decided to take a less traveled route when walking his dog, but ended up trapped in a muddy expanse.
It was cold and as the hours passed light faded, but the dog lay by the man's side until help arrived.
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Martin Kay says he tested the stability of the bog before attempting to traverse it, and the ground seemed solid enough.
However, as he took a few more steps, he started sinking in the mud.
Said Kay, "I wasn't optimistic about being found, but I wasn't panicking — it was too cold for that!"
Local police officers did come about 7 hours later, and locating the man and his dog required the assistance of a helicopter equipped with heat-sensing technology.
Kay and his faithful companion Holly Blue recently paid a visit to the rescuers and extended their thanks in person.