Tracking dog finds Michigan motorcyclist after crash

Posted at 11:11 AM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 11:11:07-04

CASS COUNTY, Mich. (AP) — A search for a motorcyclist who wandered off after a crash ended in a heavily wooded area when a police tracking dog found the man lying in a ditch in a heavily wooded area, authorities in Michigan said.

According to the Kalamazoo Gazette, 28-year-old Travis Herman of Marcellus was riding in Cass County's Penn Township in southern Michigan on Sunday when he crashed. Sheriff's deputies who responded to the scene found the motorcycle on Sunday night but were told by a witness that the rider walked away.

A sheriff's tracking dog, Faust, was brought in to help in the search. The dog found Herman about a quarter mile away lying in a ditch. Herman, who had suffered a head injury, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. His condition was not immediately known.