WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) -- A new Winnebago County K-9 is credited for helping police find a suicidal subject who survived an overdose Thursday morning.
The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department responded to a call for a suicidal subject around 8:45 a.m. in the 2100 block of Welworth Avenue east of Rockford city limits.
Officials say a man consumed a large amount of prescription medication in an attempt to commit suicide.
Deputy Eric Pearson and new K-9 Sadie responded to the scene and located a scent to track down the man. He was found several blocks away from their home.
After finding the subject, emergency crews were called to the area to take him to a hospital. Officials say he survived an intentional overdose.
Sadie was one of two new bloodhounds acquired by the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department through an anonymous donation in October.