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Heroic search dog found missing Bangor woman Carol Gray

Floss the search dog located Carol Gray who had been missing for four days.
Floss the search dog located Carol Gray who had been missing for four days.
Mark Edwards

By Mark Edwards

This is the search dog who help locate missing Northern Ireland woman Carol Gray who had been lost for four days.

Ms Gray, from Bangor, Co Down, had been missing since last Friday morning when she was last seen at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald.

An extensive search operation was launched involving police and the Community Rescue Service (CRS).

Ms Gray was located on Monday evening by a joint CRS search team working with a SARDA (Search and Rescue Dog Association) search dog called Floss.

The missing woman was located more than seven miles from where she went missing in heavy ground conditions in a valley by Floss and her handler.

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The team who located missing Bangor woman Carol Gray. Credit: CRS

Ms Gray was taken by ambulance to hospital.

Sean McCarry from CRS told the Belfast Telegraph on Monday evening: "In what was a well planned and coordinated search by PSNI , CRS and Lowland Dogs ( SARDA IN ) this evening the missing person Carol Gray was located and brought to safety where she was handed over to ambulance crews.

"We are very pleased that Carol has been found and returned to safety and we are grateful to the police, SARDA Lowland Dogs , the public, Carol's friends and family and to our outstanding search teams for their heroic efforts in finding this missing person."

On Sunday whilst searching for Carol CRS teams also responded to four other separate serious incidents at the one time, ranging from Ballymena to Newry, all with positive outcomes.

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