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Dog leads owner to unconscious Pine City man

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

PINE CITY, Minn. -- Police credit a 15-year-old German Shorthaired dog with saving the life of an elderly, unconscious man.

Brett Grinde, the owner of the dog, says he took Effie out for their usual walk on Monday evening, but within a couple minutes she started pulling on the leash, wanting to go in a different direction.

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Effie then took off running, leading Grinde to a neighbor's house where 94-year-old William Lepsch was lying face down on the driveway. The dog started licking Lepsch's face. Grinde called 911, then started CPR.

KARE-TV reports Lepsch regained consciousness and is in serious condition at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minn.

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