A plucky team of police, firefighters, and coastguards rushed to the mudflats to rescue her.

it worked gloriously and millie has been reunited with her grateful owner after following the dangling sausage to higher ground, which wouldn't go underwater.

millie the jack russell-whippet cross found herself at the centre of the adrenaline-fuelled ordeal after slipping her owner's lead in havant, hampshire.

"We had to think fast, one of our fully qualified drone pilots, suggested attaching food to the drone, to try and lure her out of the danger area.

"it was a crazy idea," said chris taylor, the chair of the denmead drone search and rescue team.

taylor said : "one of the local residents on the beach where we were flying from supplied us with the sausages- i think they were from aldi.

The woman cooked them up for us and we attached them with string."

Millie initially defied all rescue efforts and remained stuck in place (Image: Denmead Drone Search & Rescue, Facebook)

'The last resort' "If we hadn't ... got her away from that area the tide would have come in and she would have been at risk of drowning," said Mr Taylor.

"It was something we had never tried before- the sausages were the last resort."

we certainly would consider using sausages again : every dog and search operation is always going to be different, but if we were ever in a similar situation again we would employ the same methods to lure the dog."

the pet was eventually found inland from the marsh and ran into the arms.

Dog in mortal danger rescued by genius plan involving a sausage and a drone (Image: Denmead Drone Search & Rescue, Facebook)

Emma Oakes, a care manager, said : "Relief just poured over me.

It was just absolutely fantastic to have her home."

"millie really likes food and she 'll eat anything you give her… raw carrots, cucumber – but she much prefers sausages.

meat is her favourite food, so dangling a sausage was probably the best thing they could lure her with.

The mischievous pooch evaded capture twice (Image: Denmead Drone Search & Rescue, Facebook)

"Millie's a rescue dog so she ’ s quite timid.

She loves being at home more than anything and now she ’ s back all she ’ s doing is sleeping.

"she just sleeps and eats and looks at you as if to say :' i'm resting, leave me alone. ’"

A dog in Hampshire has been rescued from rising tides with a sausage attached to a drone.

Ms Oakes said Millie was well, despite her ordeal.

That is, until a member of the rescue team came up with the idea to attach food to one of the drones that had been used to track her.

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