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Marathon Bombing Survivor’s Missing Service Dog Finds Way Home

By Bree Sison, WBZ-TV
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Marathon Bombing survivor Joanna Leigh's service dog Lydia returned home on her own after she went missing for 18 hours.

Marathon Bombing survivor Joanna Leigh’s service dog Lydia returned home on her own after she went missing for 18 hours.

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BOSTON (CBS) – A search party was looking for a service dog belonging to Boston Marathon bombing survivor Joanna Leigh but the pooch found the way back to his own back yard after 18 hours.

Lydia, a 130-pound, black great Dane, was placed with Leigh just this past week to help with mobility issues. Leigh suffered a brain injury during the bombings.

The pair were walking around Jamaica Pond Friday evening when the dog was scared by an unusual noise and ran away.

Lydia is 18 months old and trained for various scenarios, such as traffic, but there were concerns she could have been a little out of her element due to the recent move from her trainers in Ipswich to Boston.

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