Stranded dog saved with sausage drone — Analysis
English rescuers managed to coax a 3-year-old dog from the rising tide by hanging the food from a drone.
Millie, a Jack Russell-whippet mix, went missing in Hampshire on January 13. Millie disappeared from the coast for about 100 metres. Rescuers found her after she had been gone for a while.
A drone company devised a food-based method to lure the dog back to a rescue team after they lost sight of him.
Dangling two ounces of sausage from a drone and flying it above Millie, Denmead Drone Search & Rescue managed to capture the attention of the dog and lure her 300 meters into a safer zone away from the rising tide.
The whole process wasn’t straightforward, though, as rescue organizers had to check aviation regulations and the maximum takeoff weight for the drone prior to launching it.
Millie had a bite of the sausage and fled the dangerous coast area. She then headed towards the industrial zone where she was caught the following day.
“It was very difficult to navigate the area. The drone was worth its weight in gold in this case,”The drone team accepted that it was. “an unusual rescue” effort.
“Millie really likes food and she’ll eat anything you give her … raw carrots, cucumber – but she much prefers sausages. Meat is her favorite food, so dangling a sausage was probably the best thing they could lure her with,” Millie’s owner Emma Oakes said after being reunited with her pooch.
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