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#1 Hum

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 23:14

WEST MILFORD, NJ – A Labrador retriever named Kentucky is being credited with helping authorities find the body of its owner, who died hiking in a nature preserve in northern New Jersey.

West Milford police tell The Associated Press that a search team saw the dog's eyes reflecting off headlamps during its search late Saturday of the heavily wooded and hilly Apshawa Preserve.

Nearby, the team found the body of 51-year-old Bjoern Waalberg, who had apparently died hours earlier.

Police say Waalberg and his dog set out for the hike mid-afternoon Saturday. The man's wife alerted authorities just after 7 p.m. when he did not return. His body was found just before 10 p.m., his dog close by.

Authorities say the hiker's death does not appear to be suspicious.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 23:19

Loyal to the end, very much like most dogs but especially for the Labrador retriever.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 00:06

Hope the dog finds others to love him.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:04

My bet is the guys wife will attach to him as never before.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:07

Dogs are just so beautiful

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:42

This is why I just love dogs. You can't ask for a more loyal friend.