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Rescuing a seal

  • Caister Lifeboats
  • 09 Aug 2013

Caister ILB launched at 15.35 to rescue a seal on Scroby Sandbank with about 10kg to 15kg of fishing net stuck around its neck.

Tommy Williams and Andrew Turner launched with two members of the Seal and Bird Rescue Trust to find the seal was spotted by the skipper of the Haven Cruiser seal trip boat.

The rescue guys cut the rope and netting free and despite a two-inch cut into its blubber, they decided it was best to release the seal after treating it with anti-septic spray, as taking it ashore was likely to cause it distress and be unlikely to make any difference to the seal's recovery.

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