Massachusetts State Police:K-9 Rocky Locates Man in Frigid Temps in Wakefield

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Early this morning, just after 2:00 a.m., Wakefield Police requested assistance from state police K-9 in locating a man that had made threats to harm himself. The man had fled from a residence on foot, with a knife.

The temperature was extremely cold and the man was wearing only a sweatshirt. Tpr. Jay Vital and K-9 Rocky arrived on scene and began a search with the assistance of Wakefield Police and Tpr. Sean Stow. After app…roximately two-hours of searching, K-9 Rocky located the man on the other side of a 5-foot snow bank. The man was sitting at the base of a tree in a ditch he had dug out.

The man was secured and brought by Wakefield EMS to be evaluated and treated for self-inflicted injury.

Pictured here is K-9 Rocky.

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