Rescue dogs working hard to save lives in Mexico

Thursday, September 21, 2017 04:32PM
It's a race against time as rescuers try to find survivors of the deadly 7.1 Mexico earthquake.


MEXICO CITY - It's a race against time as rescuers try to find survivors of the deadly 7.1 Mexico earthquake.

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Of all the personnel deployed, there is one rescuer who is winning hearts around the world: Meet Frida.

The Labrador has already helped rescue a dozen people earlier this month after the 8.1 quake that devastated Oaxaca, and more than 50 people in total during her time as a rescue dog assigned to the Mexican navy.



It's not yet known how many people Frida has been able to rescue this time around, but we know she's trying her best.

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Frida is well-equipped for any dangers she encounters and since she can go places that humans can't. She carries a camera on her harness to help rescue forces see areas that are otherwise inaccessible.

But Frida isn't the only rescue dog working tirelessly to help victims of the Mexico earthquake.


Riley, a four-legged member of the Los Angeles County Fire Department's Urban Search and Rescue team deployed with his human teammates to the earthquake-ravaged country on Wednesday as part of a U.S. agency's assistance effort.

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The group deployed one team of 67 members, including firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, a doctor, surgeon and structural engineers. They will comprise a "break and breach" team. Riley will help locate potential survivors and victims.
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