Lost Iditorod Husky reunited with musher
An Alaskan sled dog was reunited with her North Dakota musher Friday after being seperated on the in the Iditorod, according to a reoport by The Star Tribune.
Rookie driver, Nancy Yoshida, crashed her sled and Tuesday in the race and her husky, Nigel, has been running around the Alaskan wilderness since.
Searchers were spotted and tracked Nigel from the air three days later to Talvista Lodge near Skwentna, Alaska wear he was found.
"She was crying," Iditorod spokesmen St. George said. "She was so excited. You could tell the two of them missed each other a lot."
Shortly after the crash 58-year-old Yoshinda dropped out of the race. Rules state that mushers need to reach the next checkpoint with the same number of dogs as they left the previous one or they’re disqualified, The Grand Forks Herald said.
Though Yoshinda could have continued after the husky was found, it was unlikely she would finish within the time limit.