A mountain rescue sniffer dog has been trained to search for drowned victims.
Handler Dave Marsh, 62, has spent a year showing three-year-old border collie Sasha how to pick up the scent of a body in water.
The dog has completed her first staged mission from a boat – detecting a stillborn pig, which smells similar to a human, from 30 yards.
Mr Marsh, a Bolton Mountain Rescue team volunteer, is confident Sasha will pass a test in August to become a fully qualified water dog.
He said: “She’ll be a valuable member of the team.”
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