THE SEARCH for a missing dachshund has come to an end, much to the relief of his owner.

Charlie, a two-and-a-half year old ginger dachshund, had gone missing on Sunday after slipping his harness behind the South End Caravan Park, whilst out on a walk.

Concerns grew for the dog, belonging to Linda Graham, with each passing day.

Linda’s daughter Sarah Lauderdale led a social media campaign, rallying people to get involved in the quest to find him.

Drones were also used to try and track the dog, covering as much area of the South Walney Nature Reserve as they could.

Charlie was eventually found on Thursday evening – the same day which also marked International Dog Day.

Sarah said: “He (Charlie) was spotted at the lighthouse and ran over to the land opposite Piel.

“We chased him back to the main reserve and he jumped in one of the pools and two men jumped in after him!”

An emotional video posted to social media showed the moment that Charlie was reunited with a tearful Linda.

Sarah had previously described Charlie as her mum’s “soulmate” who “never leaves her side”.

After the dramatic rescue, Charlie was taken to the vets to be checked over.

The lucky dog had managed to come out of the ordeal relatively unscathed.

Sarah said: “His paws were covered in sores – and his mouth and nose.

“His tummy was covered in all nettle rash, but other than that he was okay.”