Russian space agency called in as man and beloved dog go missing in the Arctic

A man separated from his loyal dog in the Arctic has sparked calls for the Russian space agency to launch a swoop.

Solo adventurer Sergey Golubev, 62, parted from faithful Yankee after embarking on a 4,500-mile river and sea roundtrip from his home in Krasnoyarsk in July.

Accompanied by his beloved pet Jagdterrier, he sailed his dinghy down the giant Yenisei River and reached the Arctic Ocean.

He was last spotted at the end of July near Cape Sterligov – some 2,000 miles into his epic journey, before he then vanished.

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It is unknown if he reached his ultimate target of far-flung Cape Arctic in the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago off Siberia's Taymyr peninsula.

After he failed to return home in September as planned his family contacted the emergency services.

He had satellite phones and a rifle with him as well as good stocks of food.

But so far there is no sign of Golubev and his faithful dog.

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Now friends have called on the Russian space agency to check its satellite images to track his route in the hope he is still alive, reported The Siberian Times

Igor Chapalov, a friend of the extreme traveller and solo explorer himself, said: “There is still a 10% chance that he decided to camp for winter because possibly his boat went missing, or he lost either his phones, or the rifle, or everything.”

Temperatures have slumped to below minus 20C in the Arctic since he began his summer odyssey and his friends believe the space agency search the last hope to find him and Yankee.

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It comes after a dog was found waiting by a pond after its owner had slipped in and drowned, sparking a heartfelt response from thousands.

The pooch, called Mhee, was looking out over the water with his owner's flip-flops and torch beside him after the owner had slipped on a steep bank.

  • Russia
  • Vladimir Putin
  • Space

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