It just doesn't get any better than this !!!!!


History..........3.5 yr old girl goes missing from campground.  
Local CARDA teams training in the area are called in to help..........
Child not located by nightfall so CARDA is called out.  Julie Buers dog Rusty locates and alerts to footprint......
Wayne Rathe and his trailing dog Emma Lee are called to confirm/deny that this print belongs to the missing child.  Emma Lee confirms the track and leads
Wayne along a trail believed to be the missing child.  
0530 hrs...Trailing team works all night and into the morning hours...dog and handler need break....take a nap.........
Area search dogs sent to search the area all around and forward of where Emma was running the trail...... 
0700 hrs.........UTS Mantracking team from Shasta County arrives..........they were told that we believe we have a track of the missing child and they were sent to check it.  Mantrackers track the child all along the same track that Emma Lee ran.  It was decided that we would work Emma Lee a bit beyond the Mantrackers and cut for sign.....
As Emma and Wayne were preparing to head back to the tracks..............the Mantrackers located the child......alive, well and hungy.....child located about 2 miles from the PLS.   Without teamwork............this might not have been a successful search...........everyone worked well together and did their jobs the way they were trained to do them.......
Congratulations to all !!!!!!!!!   And especially to little Anna............who by the way..........loves doggys.........

Laura Rathe
Representative to District 2