British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
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2008-10-16 15:37:52

Cornwall: another day, another callout

Rescued seal pupThis latest callout came during the mid-afternoon from a place called Delabole, near Tintagel in North Cornwall. Area Co-ordinator Dave Jarvis received a call from Medic Caroline Curtis, who was manning the Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine Strandings Network hotline to advise of a young pup on the beach. Assistant Coordinator Michelle Robinson was contacted and attended, while Coordinator Dave Jarvis and Medic Lesley Jarvis made their way up with the seal cage.

Michelle arrived and met up with the farmer who had reported it on a rocky beach adjacent to his land. They carried on down to find the pup again with his son. By the time Dave and Lesley arrived Michelle had already got the pup in a seal bag and was just on her way back to the access point. The pup was very small and probably only a day or so old, but had already managed to get a deep cut just next to one of its eyes, and there was no sign of its mother either. The pup was transferred to the cage and taken to Kingsley Village Shopping Complex just off the A30 near Newquay, where Medic Dan Jarvis was waiting to tube feed it fluids before it continued on the rest of its journey down to the National Seal Sanctuary.

Dave Jarvis
Director and Cornwall Area Coordinator
British Divers Marine Life Rescue