“Guardian angel” dog leads police in New Hampshire to scene of owner’s truck crash

A heroic dog helped save its owner’s life after leading police in New Hampshire directly to the scene of a pickup truck rollover.

The dog, a Shiloh Shepherd named Tinsley, was running loose on Veteran’s Memorial Bridge on Interstate 89 at the New Hampshire-Vermont boundary on Jan. 3 around 10 pm.

When Trooper Sandberg of the Lebanon Police Department tried to get close to the dog, she kept running north along the highway and into Vermont.

Tinsley was trying to bring police to the scene of her owner’s accident. Photo: Lebanon Police Department

Soon, police found a badly damaged guardrail near the Interstate 91 and Interstate 89 junction and a crumpled pickup truck that was a complete write-off.

Tinsley the dog took police right the scene of its owner’s crash. Photo: New Hampshire State Police/Facebook

That’s also where police found two people thrown from the vehicle; both seriously injured and suffering from hypothermia.

Police discovered the dog was also involved in the crash and belonged to one of the crash victims.

Tinsley was determined to get help. Photo: Lebanon Police Department

“It quickly became apparent that Tinsley led Trooper Sandberg and the Lebanon Police to the crash site and injured occupants,” police explained.

Her owner, Cam Laundry, told NBC5 News, “She’s my little guardian angel. It’s a miracle how she has that kind of intelligence to do what she did.”

Somehow, Tinsley wasn’t hurt in the crash. And she certainly emerged a real-life Lassie.

“The brave Tinsley is safe and well,” state police said.

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