Not all heroes wear capes. In fact, some of them walk on four legs and manage to accomplish something really impressive on their first day at work.

The hero of this story is a good boy named Max. This doggy was on his first day at work as a police dog when he surprised everyone by locating missing mom and her baby. Newly-licensed Dyfed-Powys Police dog Max discovered them on the edge of a ravine in a remote part of Powys, which is a county in Wales.

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On the fateful day, Max was working with his handler Peter Lloyd

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“Newly licensed Dyfed-Powys Police dog Max, and his handler PC Peter Lloyd, were crucial in tracking down the woman who had spent a night in a remote location in Powys with her young child,” reads the article posted on the Dyfed-Powys Police webpage. “He was called into duty at just before midday on Saturday, August 1, when the force received a call reporting the mum missing and immediately launched a search to find her and her one-year-old.”

“This is where PD Max’s tracking skills really came into play”

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According to the inspector Jonathan Rees-Jones, the woman had not been seen or spoken to for two days. Besides, her phone wasn’t working. Because of that, a team of police gathered their powers to try and trace her steps. The woman’s car was quickly found on a mountain road, and even though this was an important clue to figuring out the woman’s location, there was still a vast area to cover.

“This is where PD Max’s tracking skills really came into play. Despite only recently becoming licensed, and on his first operational shift, he immediately commenced an open area search,” the article quotes the words of the inspector Jonathan Rees-Jones.

“Max is a general-purpose dog, who will primarily be used for tracking and locating people in buildings and open-air, tracing discarded property and tracking and detaining suspects”

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“PD Max and PC Lloyd covered a significant distance, and at around 1.30 pm, guided by Max, the officer spotted the missing woman waving for help near a steep ravine on the mountainside. She was helped down, and arrangements were made for her and her baby to be checked over by a Mountain Rescue doctor and the ambulance service,” reads the article.

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