Barking Dog Helps Boy Find Injured Alexandria Woman

By Emma Koch - NBC33

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Barking Dog Helps Boy Find Injured Alexandria Woman

December 17, 2013 Updated Dec 17, 2013 at 2:28 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Ind. (WTHR) -- An attentive teenager and his barking dog helped save the life of an injured Madison County woman.

Police say the 15-year-old boy was in his home in Alexandria around 11:30 p.m. Sunday when his dog started barking like crazy. The boy opened a window to see if he could hear or see anything out of the ordinary, when he heard a faint voice saying "Help me!"

The teenager walked outside, listening for the voice, then walking in the direction from which he believed it was coming. He eventually located the voice, which was coming from the garage of a nearby home.

The boy called 911 and officers were sent to the home on CR 1000 North in Alexandria. Officers found 82-year-old Margie Humphrey laying on the cement garage floor. Humphrey told police she had fallen when it was still daylight and could not get up.

Humphrey was taken to St. Vincent Hospital in Anderson for treatment. Police estimate she had fallen about 12 hours before the boy found her and say the boy and his dog saved her life.

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