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Police K-9 locates suicidal man

Staff Reports

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – South Lake Tahoe police used one of the department’s police dogs to find a man who had cut his wrists and fled into the forest last week.

On Friday police responded to a report of a suicidal man who in the area of Markofer Way and Pioneer Trail, said Sgt. Josh Adler in a statement.

“Upon officers arrival the subject fled into the woods and his where about were unknown,” Adler said. “Officers spoke with family members who reported that the 34-year-old male subject was depressed, had been drinking alcohol heavily and had cut his wrists.”

Officer Mark Hounsell and his K-9 partner “Argo” responded to the scene to track and locate the subject who was in need of medical attention.

“Argo led officers to a forested field near the intersection of Keller and Markofer Way where the subject was found lying on the ground in the tree line,” Adler said.

Paramedics were called to the scene and treated the subject for his injuries and transported him to Barton Memorial Hospital, according to the statement.