Dog stays by dead owner’s side on trail

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It’s said that dogs are man’s best friend!

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department searched for a 64-year-old man early Thursday after his wife called and reported that her husband, his car and their dog, Daisy, were missing from their home in the Eatonville area, authorities said.

Around 4:45 p.m., search crews say they heard the dog barking near a steep embankment above the marshall river where it took another 30 minutes to get to the location, where rescue crews found the missing man’s body.

The medical examiner says the man died from heart disease.

Officials say the victim often went hiking, but did not leave his wife a note. 

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