Drone with sausage attached helps save dog from drowning 3 months ago

Drone with sausage attached helps save dog from drowning

Millie the jack russell has now been reunited with her owner.

A dog was saved in the UK from drowning with the help of a drone with a sausage attached.

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Three-year-old jack russell Millie's adventure started last Thursday (13 January) after she slipped her lead in Hampshire, Denmead Drone Search and Rescue wrote on Facebook.

She was then spotted on mudflats, before two days later finding herself in an area of the coast where she would be engulfed by rising tides if not moved.

Having to think fast, a Denmead Drone Search and Rescue drone pilot suggested attaching food to a drone to try and lure Millie out of the danger area.

Rescuers then tied a two-ounce sausage to the drone and flew it out to the dog.

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They managed to lure her 300 metres over into a safety zone preventing her from possibly drowning.

However, Denmead Drone Search and Rescue still had difficulty securing the dog who eventually left the coastal area.

She was later spotted two days later walking around the area of an industrial site, before being secured by her owner's father.

Millie was then taken to the vet where she was given the all-clear health-wise.

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"Lots of TLC, and rest only thing prescribed," Denmead Drone Search and Rescue said in a statement.

You can watch a clip of the drone rescue below.

Main image via Facebook/Denmead Drone Search & Rescue

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