On a hot day last May, McLeish and
his canine located a Belpre Township man who had overdosed on medicine and only
had about an hour to get medical help. Thanks to all his training, along with
his natural ability, Beauford tracked the man two miles through the woods. He
was found in brush, incoherent and barely breathing. A Little Hocking rescue squad rushed the man to Camden-Clark Medical Center. He survived.
Sheriff Larry Mincks says the man "would certainly have perished if not for Beauford's timely discovery."
Beauford is one of only a few sheriff's
office bloodhounds in the state. His human partner provides for his care and
conducts his extensive training.