Air Force K-9 recovering from heatstroke

Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 2:24 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 2:24 p.m.

TAMPA, Fla. — An Air Force K-9 has gone home after suffering from heatstroke at MacDill Air Force Base.

BluePearl Veterinary Partners reports that doctors and technicians treated a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois named Eddie after he was brought in seizing with signs of heatstroke. He was sent home Wednesday morning.

In May of 2012, Eddie saved the life of his handler, Air Force Staff Sgt. Shannon Hutto, and the lives of 13 other service members, when he detected an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Afghanistan.

Eddie is expected to make a full recovery.

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