Frankie, the Rescue Dog
All summer long, we've been following Utah County Search and Rescue, but now that winter is nearly upon us, it's time to shift gears. So over the next few weeks, we're going to spend time with Snowbird Ski Patrol's Marguerite Van Komen and her rescue dog, Frankie, to learn more about winter safety. Frankie is just a pup, but he's being trained for serious work...locating avalanche victims. We caught up with Frankie and Margie last year at Wasatch Backcountry Rescue's avalanche dog training.
Technically, the dog belongs to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, but as his trainer and roommate, Margie has made a commitment to be with him at Snowbird for at least 10 years.