Alpena Search and Rescue K9 locates Missing Person


ALPENA, MI – On Friday September 15th, 2017, at 12:15 a.m., the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an endangered missing subject.

Deputies responded to the Norway Ridge Pathway after friends located the vehicle of a 36 year old female who had not been seen since 11:00 a.m. the previous day.




Fearing for the woman’s well being, deputies and MSP troopers searched the surrounding wooded areas by foot and by off road vehicle. During the initial search the Alpena County Search and Rescue Team was also activated.

At approximately 9:10 a.m. Search and Rescue team member Chris Moe-Herlick deployed her K9 partner “Kiser” and was able to locate the missing woman within 20 minutes. K9 Kiser tracked the missing female into the woods approximately a half a mile and off the main trail system.

When located, the woman was unconscious and in need of immediate medical attention. She was transported to the MidMichigan emergency room by the Alpena City Ambulance and is currently in stable condition.

Alpena County Search and Rescue (ACSAR) is a 100% volunteer driven, professionally trained search organization serving mostly Alpena, Presque Isle and Montmorency Counties as well as other parts of Michigan. We strive to execute methodical searches to locate lost or missing persons, alive or deceased, in both urban and wilderness environments. Type of missing person may include the following:

  • Alzheimer’s patients
  • Suicidal people
  • Missing children
  • Overdue hunters, skiers, runners
  • As well as many others in need
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