Cadaver dogs help in cases of recovery

Cadaver Dogs Help in Hardy
(Source: BlueStreakK9 Website)
(Source: BlueStreakK9 Website)
(Source: Michael Bristow)
(Source: Michael Bristow)
(Source: Michael Bristow)
(Source: Michael Bristow)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Several people, including a canine, helped in the recovery of Brandon Southerly, who went missing after leading police on a chase Tuesday night.

Bristow Association of Recovery K9s, or BARK, was called out to the search site to assist Thursday.

BARK is a trained recovery team with five volunteer members, three bloodhounds, and one cadaver dog.

Thursday Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officers located a body with their sonar boat.

At that point, cadaver dog Gage was able to give an exact location of the body.

Co-founder of BARK, Michael Bristow, said these dogs can make recoveries like this fast and efficient.

"They close it up a little faster. Sonar is great. I would love to have sonar, too. Between that and our dogs, you know, there would not be anybody we couldn't find," Bristow said.

Bristow said he and his team enjoy the chance to help law enforcement and even families looking for an answer.

"We get closer to a lot of the families and we like to be able to help people when they can't help themselves," Bristow said.

The BARK team is all volunteers and serves the public for free.

The team wants people to know their services are available if needed.

"We want Jonesboro and everyone to know we are here and we are here to help," Bristow said.

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