The rescuers said: “We had 6 oz to play with, so we attached a 2 oz sausage to the drone.”
A dog has been rescued from a mudflat after a rescue team came up with a brilliant idea: put a sausage on it. Unmanned aircraft.
Millie the jack russell-whippet ran aground on an offshore mudflat Hampshire coast and is at risk of being washed away by high tides.
The Drone Denmead Search & Rescue Team couldn’t reach her by kayak so decided to see if they could lure her to higher ground.
Rescuers came up with an ingenious idea: attaching sausages to a drone in the hope that the scent would lure her to safety.
It worked perfectly as Millie followed the sausage to higher ground and is now reunited with her owner.
In a post on Facebook page, the heroic rescuers wrote: “Millie went to the vet, and is absolutely fine. Lots of TLC, and only the regulated ones left. “
Describing the rescue, they added: “After using the expertise of several locals, we were told if Millie was not moved for a few more hours she would have her throat slit and the area affected. area she was underwater, most likely drowned.
“We had to think fast, one of our fully qualified drone pilots, suggested attaching food to the drone, to try to lure her out of the water. dangerous area.
“After checking the CAA and MTOW regulations of the drone we had 6 oz to play with, so we attached a 2 oz sausage to the drone.
“We did a risk assessment in the area, and then flew the drone over to her.
“We didn’t think it would work, but it did. We managed to lure Millie over 300m into the safe zone. Luckily she stayed in that area so we took precautions she might drown.”
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