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Barking dog alerts rescuers to man's location

June 22nd, 2013 2:14 pm by Associated Press

COVINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — Man's best friend has come through again.
Search crews say they found a missing West Tennessee man because they were able to following the sound of his barking dog.
WMC-TV ( reports 58-year-old Cary Ferguson was walking his dog, Jinxie, in a rural area when they somehow became trapped in a deep creek bed about a mile from home.
Crews spent about eight hours looking for Ferguson, who couldn't yell when rescuers got close because he had a tracheotomy. Rescuers say Ferguson was trapped in a place difficult to see and they might not have found him if it wasn't for his companion.
Officials took Ferguson to the hospital to be checked out for dehydration.

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