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updated 1/13/2010 7:51:26 PM ET 2010-01-14T00:51:26

Police credit a 15-year-old German Shorthaired dog with saving the life of an elderly, unconscious man in Pine City.

Brett Grinde said he took Effie out for their usual walk on Monday evening, but within a couple of minutes she started pulling on the leash, wanting to go in a different direction.

Effie then took off running, leading Grinde to a neighbor's house where a 94-year-old man was face down on the driveway. The dog started licking the man's face. Grinde called 911, then started CPR.

KARE-TV reported the elderly man, William Lepsch, regained consciousness and is in serious condition at North Memorial Medical Center.

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