ROSCOMMON, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan police dog rescued a Pennsylvania man who got lost Sunday in a densely wooded area during frigid temperatures, police said.

Deputy Darsow and K9 Ghost were called to assist the Gerrish Township Police Department in investigating a missing person. | Credit: Roscommon County Sheriff

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The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office said Ghost and his handler, Deputy Dakota Darsow, were called Sunday night to Gerrish Township after local police received a report that a 58-year-old man was missing after going for a walk.

Several hours had passed and the man, who police believed was likely cognitively impaired, had not returned in temperatures that were around 11 degrees (-11.7 Celsius), police said.

Deputy Darsow and K9 Ghost were called to assist the Gerrish Township Police Department in investigating a missing person. | Credit: Roscommon County Sheriff

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The sheriff’s office said Ghost and Darsow tracked the man for about a half-mile through thick woods before finding him.

The man, who told officers he had gone for a walk and got lost, was taken to a local hospital for treatment for exposure, police said.

“Another great job by Ghost. Good Boy!” the sheriff’s office said.

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