Recently, Nicola Bulley, a 45-year-old mother of two, went missing while walking her dog along the River Wyre in St Michael’s on Wyre, Lancashire. She was last seen on January 27th, and since then, there has been no sign of her.
The police have revealed that their main theory is that Nicola may have fallen into the river. It is believed that she might have toppled into the river while trying to retrieve a tennis ball for her dog, Willow. After Nicola’s disappearance, Willow was found nearby and appeared to be “bone dry.”
However, a dog behavior expert, Ross McCarthy, has stated that the situation is not as simple as it appears. He explains that dogs’ responses to water depend on their relationship with their owners and their past experiences with water. Some dogs might jump into the water, some might mooch about the side, and others might panic at the strange situation.
According to the expert, dogs go into a “fight or flight mode” like humans, but they might not perceive the same dangers. The chemical changes in the body of the owner can alert the dog to an unusual situation, but if the owner is not present, this won’t be the case.
In conclusion, the whereabouts of Nicola Bulley remain unknown, and the police are continuing their investigation. It is possible that she fell into the river, but more information is needed to determine what happened.