November 12, 2010
Tonto Rim Search and Rescue’s newest four-legged member, Ringo, leads volunteer Greg Reed on a search for missing volunteer Jim McMillion Nov. 4 in an area west of the Payson Airport. It took Ringo 10 minutes to find McMillion, where it would have taken human trackers at least an hour.
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While some dogs are trained to sit and stay, others are trained to sniff out humans lost or in trouble. One local group hopes to use a canine’s power of smell to locate missing children and hikers
Tonto Rim Search and Rescue volunteer Greg Reed and tracking dog Ringo walk through Manzanita and low grasses just outside the Payson Airport.