Her dog's barking led rescuers to a missing Texas woman in 'small miracle'
Sherry Noppe was discovered after being missing for 3 days.
The barking of Noppe's dog, Max, led rescuers to her.
CNN —Man’s – or in this case, woman’s – best friend came to the rescue of a missing Texas woman.
Sherry Noppe, 63, was announced missing by a constable in Harris County, on Instagram on May 4.
Noppe had recently been diagnosed with dementia, according to Texas EquuSearch, which also participated in the rescue efforts.
Once in the area, volunteers heard the barking of a dog, which led them to Noppe.
“Constable Ted Heap is relieved to report Sherry Noppe, missing since Tuesday, has been found in George Bush Park,” the message read.
3 a.m. Friday by a group of tireless volunteers and deputies who were alerted by the sound of her dog, Max, barking in the woods.”Max “saved her life,” family friend Michael England told CNN affiliate KTRK-TV.
Noppe was found lying in a “marshy area,” three miles from where she was last spotted.
On Twitter, Constable Heap lauded the efforts of the search team who followed Max’s barking to find Noppe.
“It’s a small miracle that she’s alive after being missing for so long,” said Heap, according to the tweet.
Noppe was missing for around three days.