Police dog helps save man from Redhill lake

Police Dog India (credit: Surrey Police)

A police dog and her handler saved a man’s life after rescuing him from “a lake in Redhill”, Surrey Police have said.

Police were called to the lake at around 1.40am in the early hours of Sunday morning (6 June), after responding to reports of a missing person who was believed to have entered the water.

Officers were working out how best to search the water when Police Dog India started pulling towards the lake.

Trusting India’s instincts, her handler, PC Bubb, followed her into the water, where the man was found.

He was taken to hospital for treatment via ambulance.

Sergeant Will Poole from the Surrey and Sussex dog unit said: “The actions of PD India and PC Bubb saved a man’s life.

“I would like to commend not only PD India’s incredible natural instincts, but also PC Bubb’s bond with India. His confidence in her and determination to save the man were instrumental in achieving this outcome.”