In Search of the Missing: Working with Search and Rescue Dogs

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Mercier Press Ltd, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 283 pages
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Renowned as one of the most skilled search dog handlers on both land and sea, Mick McCarthy has over twenty years experience of searching for missing persons. He has experienced first-hand the dangers, thrills, tragedies, and triumphs of search and rescue operations, which he has carried out on flood-swollen rivers, raging seas, through woodland, bog land, and on treacherous mountains, often in the dead of night. This is the captivating story of his dogs, his life, and his adventures in the field, in search of missing persons. "This story of an unusual job for working dogs and their human trainers well may inspire a new generation of search-and-rescue dog handlers."-Booklist "[McCarthy] is brutally honest when he describes how his obsession for Search and Rescue work took over and affected his personal life."-Library Journal
 

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McCarthy, founder of several Search and Rescue (SAR) organizations in Ireland and the man who helped introduce bloodhounds into such operations there, tells how his friendship with a dog as a lonely ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
11
One Boy and His Dogs
24
Between the Gigs and the Reels
37
Lockerbie
56
Cumbria
84
Castleisland Callout
97
The Ministers and the Muzzles
114
Nightmare at Wellington Terrace
129
Bothered and Bewildered
166
Ninetyone and Missing
182
The Missing Schoolboy
196
Coole Mountain Tragedy
212
Badgershill
229
Reminiscence and Recollection
242
The Passing
257
Acknowledgements
273

Equinox
147

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