Transcript for Dog Found in Search for Missing California Firefighter
Into the puzzling case in California. The firefighter missing for nine days. Tonight authorities have revealed they have found his dog. The terrain so rugged many searchers injured themselves. ABC's Linzie Janis tonight. Reporter: For seven days rescue crews have been in the air, on the ground, even deploying drones in the search for missing California firefighter Mike herdman. The 36-year-old went missing nine days ago while camping with another firefighter. Tyler buyers. The two became separated after the dog wandered off. And he went looking for him, leaving behind everything even his shoes. I hope duke is with Mike. So we find duke, we'll find Mike. Reporter: Late tonight that hope dashed. Rescuers found an exhausted duke. But no herdman. He's still believed to be out there in the thick and rocky national forest. This weekend a fifth rescuer injured having to be airlifted out after being bitten by a rattle snake. Herdman's friends say if anyone can survive more than a week in this brutal wilderness, he can. These people are accomplished outdoors man. They can stay self sustained for days. Without food rags if they don't have any. Reporter: His camping partner told authorities he looked for him the night he went missing but then decided to go for help. Authorities say after finding duke they're going to scale back the search. He was bare foot with no supplies. Thank you. To Texas here tonight and that story we have been
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