Drone pilot helps trace missing Labrador lost on Dundee farm

© DC ThomsonDale Summerton with Buster and his drone he used to find the missing dog.
Dale Summerton with Buster and his drone he used to find the missing dog.

A drone pilot helped trace a missing black Labrador when it became lost during a walk.

Buster, a 13-year-old family pet, was on a walk with his owner from Balmossie Farm, Broughty Ferry, on Monday when he went missing.

The dog vanished in a field of barley while heading to the Murroes with owner John Reid.

Mr Reid scanned the 33-foot field of barley and whistled for the missing retired gun dog.

However, he failed to find the Labrador.


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He continued the search for the pet on Tuesday morning, told the police and looked in local dog pounds. The family also lodged a Facebook appeal to see if anyone had seen the missing animal.

Dale Summerton, owner of Rising View Aerial Video & Photography, based in Dundee, stepped in to help when asked.

Using a drone, he searched the field and surrounding wooded area to track down the missing animal.

Mr Reid’s wife, Eila, said: “We were delighted to get him home.”

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