British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue

News

2008-12-12 18:17:06

Seal pup at Reighton Gap near Scarborough

A rescue call came in on Friday 12/12/08 from Helen RSPCA Inspector about a seal pup on Reighton Gap, at end of the pathway. With the help of Jack who was staying locally and had reported the pup to the RSPCA, Medic's Damon Taylor and Tracy Guild were able to find the little pup on a fairly steep embankment.

The pup was thin, very lethargic, (both Jack and Tracey had originally thought the pup was dead) semi molted, with what initially appeared to be a missing left eye. The seal pup was uplifted and transferred to Scarborough Sealife Centre to be checked out and given fluids. Thanks to Scarborough Sealife the pup was able to stay with them overnight in their hospital. On inspection the pups Left eye was present but very gungy, two puncture wounds were also discovered on the underside of the pup it's weight was 15kg, temp 38.5.

A relay was set up for the next day with Medic's Joel and Freddie Taylor, David Murray, and Russell New so that the stabalised pup could be transferred to the RSPCA Wildlife Centre at East Winch.

Thank you to everyone involved in the rescue and relay; Jack, RSPCA Inspector Helen, Damon Taylor, Tracy Guild, Scarborough Sealife Centre, Joel and Freddie Taylor, David Murray, Russell New, RSPCA Wildlife Centre at East Winch.

Karen Kirk
Medic and Out of Hours Coordinator