A 58-year-old Duncan woman was safely located by police dog Halla after getting disoriented during a cold and foggy evening walk yesterday.

On November 16th, shortly after 5 a.m., RCMP in Duncan were notified by the roommate of a woman who had not returned home from an evening walk the night before.

Frontline officers immediately attended the area and began searching with the assistance of the police canine Halla and her human handler, as well as the Search and Rescue team.

After about an hour and a half of searching, PSD Halla located the woman who was suffering from mild hypothermia in an open field near Westholme Road, in Duncan.

“Our police dog services are an invaluable asset to our operations, including searches for missing persons,” said Cpl. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the BC RCMP.

The woman was transported to hospital by ambulance to be further assessed medically.

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