Remember the heartwarming story out of Pine City about an alert dog saving an unconscious and freezing 94-year-old man's life? It's taken a sad turn. William Lepsch, the man who was found by Brett Grinde's dog, has died.
Grinde was walking his German Short Hair dog, Effie, Monday morning when the 15-year-old canine led her owner to driveway where Lepsch lay face-down unconscious on the concrete.
Grinde, an investigator with the Pine County Sheriffs Department, called for an ambulance and began administering CPR. The man regained consciousness before paramedics arrived. He was taken to North Memorial Medical Center, and the AP reported that he died on Wednesday.