British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
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2006-02-21 15:03:48

Seal pup rescued - Dovercourt, Essex

I had a call from a member of the public about a seal at Dovercourt at six tonight, I was unable to attend so got Medic Tony Haggis and RSPCA inspector Jim Farr to go.Whilst they were on there way there I recieved another call to say the pup had gone back into the water, this I advised them of but they carried on to check it out any way.When they arrived (about 20 mins later) the pup was out of the water and 40 meters or so above the tide line. The pup was a very good size and looked fine from a distance they decided to see if they could catch it and relocate it to an area away from disturbance and the rough seas we have here at the moment.When they caught it they found it had cuts around the mouth and some large lesions on the rear flippers, they phoned East Winch (RSPCA Norfolk Wildlife Hospital) who advised it should go in. This being the case Jim arranged to meet one of his ACO`s part way and relay the pup to the hospital.

Leon Woodrow
Essex Assistant Coordinator