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Meet the heroic police dog Jake who this week saved the life of a vulnerable young woman

Published 20/11/2016

Jake the PSNI dog who saved a young woman's life
Source: PSNI
Jake the PSNI dog who saved a young woman's life Source: PSNI

The PSNI has praised one of its police dogs, revealing that Jake saved the life of a vulnerable young women.

Police dogs may suffer the stereotypical view of being fierce, but Jake certainly showed his gentler side this week as he came to the rescue of a young woman.

The PSNI said Jake and his handler were responding the reports of a missing person in Belfast on Saturday night.

They were working with a PSNI helicopter, but it was Jake who found the missing woman.

It is understood that she had attempted to take her own life. Thanks to Jake being able to find her so quickly, she was able to be rescued, CPR administered and rushed to hospital.

The PSNI revealed on its Facebook page that the young woman is now recovering well from her ordeal.

"Well done to PD Jake and his handler," they added/

"Anyone who is feeling vulnerable or in need of help is reminded of support and assistance that is available from a number of organisations and charities such as Lifeline, Samaritans and PIPs."

*If you are in need of help, you can contact Lifeline on 0808 808 8000, or the Samaritans on 028 9066 4422, email jo@samaritans.org, text 07725 90 90 90 or visit www.samaritans.org

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