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Chase is a 4-year old German Shepherd, a Suffolk County New York police dog, and a life-saving hero. When 76-year old Dr. Jerome Nadler, an internist from East Setauket, didn’t return from a solo fishing trip on Labor Day, New York State park police used helicopters, boats, divers, foot patrols and dogs to comb the 543-acre Caleb Smith State Park where he went missing.
PIX11 reported, when Chase found Dr. Nadler, he was semi-conscious and most likely suffering from exposure. Dr. Nadler was found lying on his back, clothed, able to speak and had a million bug bites on him, according to police.
Chase laid down beside the doctor until police arrived, refusing to leave his side despite being called by his handler.
“This is a very happy day for me now,” Dr. Matthew Nadler told reporters outside Stony Brook Hospital where his father had been airlifted just a few hours earlier. He added, “it’s a miraculous story.”
Thanks to Chase, Dr. Nadler is expected to make a full recovery. See the news report from PIX 11 below!