The officers noticed a damaged section of guardrail and when they looked down saw a badly damaged pickup truck that had rolled over, NHSP public information officer Amber Lagace said in an email to CNN.
Two men inside the truck had been thrown from the vehicle and were injured and hypothermic, Lagace said.
Sandberg and the officers called for medical assistance and while at the scene, they learned Tinsley belonged to one of the injured men.
“This was almost like a real-life Lassie situation,” Baldassarre said. “It’s really quite remarkable. This dog definitely saved their lives. I don’t think they would have survived the night given the temperatures.”
Both men were taken to an area hospital for treatment, Vermont State Police said.
“She’s my guardian angel
,” Tinsley’s owner
, Cam Laundry
, 告诉 CNN affiliate WPTZ
. “It’s a miracle that she had that kind of intelligence to do what she did.
Laundry described Tinsley as his co-pilot and said they regularly travel together in the truck that crashed.
Her heroism would be rewarded, 他说.
“She gets spoiled all the time,” Laundry told WPTZ. “She’ll get some venison, probably burger, tonight and probably some back scratches with it.”