K-9 rescue team returns from Redwine search
Posted at: 02/28/2013 6:19 PM
| Updated at: 02/28/2013 7:14 PM
By: Eddie Garcia, KOB Eyewitness News 4
The East Mountain K-9 search team that went to the Four Corners to look for Dylan Redwine is talking only to KOB Eyewitness News 4.
The team just got back to town Thursday afternoon.
Wendy Kessinger and one of her hounds, Sabre, are back at home after searching Vallecito lake for missing teen Dylan Redwine.
"What we did was a process of elimination of areas," said Kessinger.
Earlier this week Sabre picked up on a scent on the east side of Vallecito lake despite all the snow and ice.
"Sabre absolutely went crazy there, he had bark alerts in the water, he was scratching at the ice through the snow there," she said.
Kessinger says Sabre is specifically trained to ignore animal remains and to only look for human scents.
"There is something there, we can't be positive that it is Dylan but there is somebody there," said Kessinger.
She says she alerted law enforcement and the Redwine family.
"Divers need to go back in my opinion," said Kessinger.
Kessinger said she still stands by her offer to help the family - for as long as it takes.
"When it comes to an end and the police funding runs out the overtime is too much - it's these teams that need to come on out and do this, keep it going," she said.
We talked to the La Plata County Sheriff's Office and they say their hounds picked up on a scent in that area of the lake this fall.
They used sonar and sent in divers and turned up nothing.