Labrador retrievers save life of stroke victim


Mar 11, 2001
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Hunter saved by warmth, warning from his two dogs

Nov 12, 2004

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Man's best friend came through again for a Rhode Island hunter this week.

Steven Goslee was hunting birds in the woods in Exeter on Tuesday when he suffered a stroke. He fell to the ground, and couldn't move to his vehicle about ten minutes away. His two Labrador retrievers, Lily and Jack, stayed by his side and kept him warm as the overnight temperature plunged into the teens.

The next morning, Jack went off and found another hunter, who called for help. The 51-year-old Goslee was found shortly thereafter.

Sgt. Joe Poccia, of the state Department of Environmental Management's enforcement division tells The Providence Journal Goslee's dogs probably saved his life.

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