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Hunting dog helped find unconscious girl who left home after an argument with parents

By The Siberian Times reporter
17 January 2020

Ten year old child was rescued dehydrated and frostbitten 30 hours after she vanished.

Found alive. A hunting dog helped find an unconscious 10 year old girl in Karasuk, novosibirsk regio

Alyona Kastalanova went missing in the town of Karasuk, Novosibirsk region, on 15 January. 

More than 150 policemen, rescuers and volunteers were searching for her after she left music school but didn’t return home. 

It was a local hunter Alexey Rassolov and his laika who found the girl in a basement of a dormitory after the same site has been checked by other people who searched for Alyona.  

‘A friend of mine said we had to try looking for her. Strelka my dog led me to bars next to the entrance into the basement. 

'I climbed through and found the girl there, she was unconscious. We called the ambulance immediately. Alyona woke up when we poured a bit of water over her face, but then fainted again’, Alexey said. 

Hunting dog helped find unconscious girl who left home after an argument with parents 
Alexey Rassolov with his laika dog Strelka. Picture: Alexey Rassolov

Alyona was diagnosed with a frostbite and dehydration, with no other injuries to her. 

‘There were no unlawful actions taken against the child.'

'She didn’t get back home because of an argument with her parents’, said a statement from the regional investigative committee. 

Comments (3)

Beautiful dog. Wonderful job.
It sounds impossible, and was a life saver.
Steve, St. Louis/ USA
28/01/2020 09:55
Strelka for sure deserved an extra big bone...
Morak Benedikt, Moscow
19/01/2020 03:12
Nice job in rescuing her, Alexey and Streika!
SteveC, Odessa, United States
18/01/2020 05:27

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