11 DAYS AFTER GOING MISSING, 4-YEAR-OLD PRESUMED DEAD ONLY TO DISCOVER DOG DOING THIS TO HER
A 3-year-old girl snuck away and got lost in the Siberian forest. The girl was missing for 11 days and rescue teams feared the worst. They found her alive, and soon discovered who helped her survive: her dog.
Little Karina and her dog, Kyrachaan, wandered off together and the outcome could have been tragic. With temperatures dropping in the cold woodlands, and wild bears and wolves on the prowl, hundreds of rescuers worked desperately to find her before it was too late. As the days passed, tensions rose and spirits began to plummet.
Finally, after 11 days, the girl was spotted in tall grasses. The girl survived on stream water, wild berries, and Kyrachaan to help protect her and keep her warm. After 9 days together, the dog then left the girl in a protective hole hidden in tall grass, and trekked four miles back to the village for help.
When rescuers found Karina they were shocked to find she had minimal injuries, mostly mosquito bites. When she saw Kyrachaan, she asked the dog, “Why did you leave me?”
A statue of Karina and Kyrachaan has been erected in the village to honor the two for their bravery and persistence.