THE search continues for a dog who went missing behind a caravan park on Walney.

Charlie, a two-and-a-half year old ginger dachshund, has been the centre of a campaign to find him after he slipped his harness behind the South End Caravan Park during a walk with owner Linda Graham’s granddaughter on Sunday.

Caring members of the public have been taking to South Walney Nature Reserve in search of Charlie, who had never visited the area before.

Others have offered the use of technology - hoping that drone power would be able to reunite the owner with her beloved dog.

Large drones have not been able to be dispatched due to plane schedules but a number of small drones were used.

Unfortunately, the drone effort has not yet produced any results and now Sarah Lauderdale, Linda’s daughter, is asking for people to leave out water for Charlie to help his chances of survival.

Sarah has been using the power of social media to encourage community members to get stuck in to help find Charlie by taking to social networking site Facebook in a desperate plea to find him.

Her emotional posts gathered hundreds of likes, comments and shares between each update on the search for Charlie.

The family have spent every hour of daylight searching for the lost dog and have been grateful to everyone who has so far offered their assistance.

Sarah said: “Charlie was a rescue dog and is very wary around people he doesn’t know, especially men.

“His favourite treats are meaty strips.

“Please can people leave water out along the coast from the reserve all the way to Walney Golf Course.

“He got off his lead at 2pm on Sunday at the back of the Southend caravan park, which he has never been to before.

“The last time he was spotted was between the lighthouse and the oyster farm in the middle of the reserve.

“He hasn’t got a collar on as he slipped his harness.

“He is my mam’s dog and she is absolutely distraught.

"He is her soul mate and never leaves her side.

“Some small drones have been out.

"We need someone who has night light equipment who is willing to help as I imagine this is when he would come out.”

The last time Charlie was spotted was at 3pm on Sunday.

Nearby residents along the coastline are asked to kindly check their outhouses for any signs of Charlie.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Charlie is asked to call Linda’s sister Anita on: 07780918763