Famous Mexican search and rescue dog Frida dies

Nov 15, 2022, 2:00 AM | Updated: 4:23 pm
FILE - Frida, one of three Marine dogs specially trained to search for people trapped inside collap...

FILE - Frida, one of three Marine dogs specially trained to search for people trapped inside collapsed buildings, wears her protective gear during a press event in Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Mexico's navy announced Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, that the yellow Labrador retriever that gained fame in the days following Mexico’s Sept. 19, 2017 earthquake even without rescuing anyone from the rubble, has died. Over the course of her career, she was credited with finding at least 41 bodies and a dozen people alive. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

              FILE - Frida, one of three Marine dogs specially trained to search for people trapped inside collapsed buildings, shakes while wearing her protective gear during a press event in Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Mexico's navy announced Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, that the yellow Labrador retriever that gained fame in the days following Mexico’s Sept. 19, 2017 earthquake even without rescuing anyone from the rubble, has died. Over the course of her career, she was credited with finding at least 41 bodies and a dozen people alive. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
            
              FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017 file photo, Frida, one of three Marine dogs specially trained to search for people trapped inside collapsed buildings, wears her protective gear during a press event in Mexico City. Mexico's navy announced Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, that the yellow Labrador retriever that gained fame in the days following Mexico’s Sept. 19, 2017 earthquake even without rescuing anyone from the rubble, has died. Over the course of her career, she was credited with finding at least 41 bodies and a dozen people alive. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
            
              FILE - Frida, one of three Marine dogs specially trained to search for people trapped inside collapsed buildings, wears her protective gear during a press event in Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Mexico's navy announced Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, that the yellow Labrador retriever that gained fame in the days following Mexico’s Sept. 19, 2017 earthquake even without rescuing anyone from the rubble, has died. Over the course of her career, she was credited with finding at least 41 bodies and a dozen people alive. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
            
              FILE - Frida, one of three Marine dogs specially trained to search for people trapped inside collapsed buildings, wears her protective gear during a press event in Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Mexico's navy announced Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, that the yellow Labrador retriever that gained fame in the days following Mexico’s Sept. 19, 2017 earthquake even without rescuing anyone from the rubble, has died. Over the course of her career, she was credited with finding at least 41 bodies and a dozen people alive. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Frida, a yellow Labrador retriever rescue dog that gained fame in the days following Mexico’s Sept. 19, 2017, earthquake has died, Mexico’s navy announced Tuesday.

Clad in goggles and neoprene booties, Frida became a symbol of hope following the earthquake that left more than 300 people dead in Mexico City and surrounding states. Her image exploded across the internet and her face graced murals in the capital.

While she apparently didn’t find trapped survivors after that particular quake, over the course of her career she was credited with finding at least 41 bodies and a dozen people alive. She also worked on two international missions after earthquakes in Haiti and Ecuador.

Frida retired from rescue work in June 2019 at age 10.

On Tuesday, the navy posted a video tribute via Twitter thanking Frida for her service and honoring her memory.

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Famous Mexican search and rescue dog Frida dies