A Dog Named Frida Is on a Mission to Find Survivors of Mexico’s Deadly Earthquake

One of Mexico’s most beloved rescuers wears wide protective goggles, a harness and two pairs of boots.

Frida takes a break after working at the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City. (Andrea Castillo / Los Angeles Times)

Frida takes a break after working at the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City. (Andrea Castillo / Los Angeles Times)

Frida is the star of the Mexican navy’s Canine Unit. Throughout her career, the 7-year-old Labrador has detected 52 people — 12 alive — in various natural disasters.

She detected the body of a police officer in Juchitan after an earthquake hit the state of Oaxaca two weeks ago.

Now her handlers in Mexico City are hoping she will find survivors of Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake, which killed more than 270 people in five states. The quake’s epicenter was in the state of Puebla, about 80 miles southeast of the capital.

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