Dog Helps Massachusetts Police In Rescuing An 84-Year-Old Man Who Was Stranded In A 20-Foot Slope And Had Been “Yelling For Hours”

Around 9:30 p.m., a guy in Massachusetts who had fallen into an embankment was successfully retrieved.

Monday, after his dog, arrived home without him.According to the Northampton Police Department, the man’s wife, who was at home, notified authorities when she noticed the dog return without her husband,

who has mobility challenges.“Today, at approximately 9:30 PM, officers were dispatched to a South Street residence to assist with locating a resident’s missing husband. He had [gone] out to walk their dog at 6:30 PM

and usually returns in half an hour, however, the dog had returned home with its leash in tow, minus its owner,” the Northampton police said in a statement.The 84-year-old man, who is wheelchair-bound,

did not come back because, according to authorities, he had “fallen down a steep 20-foot embankment in the woods and had been yelling for help for hours.

”The man was lifted to safety with help from Northampton Fire Rescue.Then, according to authorities, he was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital with minor injuries.