Missing Fisherman Found Alive by NYPD Dog

Doctor, 76, went missing on a fly-fishing trip at a Long Island nature preserve on Labor Day.
3:00 | 09/07/12

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Doctor enabler is in serious condition here -- -- his doctors say that this. Vietnam veteran an avid fisherman likely survived this ordeal. Because of the fishing -- he was wearing which protected and from the elements. It's -- -- individual. And 76 year old -- Gabler prove that surviving nearly four days lost in Caleb Smith state park in Smithtown Long -- That is until three year old German shepherd chase found him lying in thick brush and -- rescuers. Right to one. He's trying to lay down and indicate an idea passively just lay down. And not leave aside the second call animal off anyone -- neighbor's son Matthew says is that -- fly fishing by himself Monday. -- found about a mile away from that fishing -- I assume -- was. What he was doing and to -- have a conversation to have any city was asleep in. And -- smiled a little bit neighbors family says he has a heart condition his doctors say. He left his cell phone in the car but he hasn't said why exactly he couldn't get out of the park. It doesn't look like someone that has been whether they -- waterlogged type situation. So. That's exactly what his skin appearance looks like and his -- for myself my family we're all very very. Thankful and grateful. And -- words can't express more than that. And doctor Rene Adler was as severely dehydrated and covered with bug bites but. He's expected to make a full recovery. Reporting live at Stony Brook university hospital and Catalina lead channel seven Eyewitness News.

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