Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Updated: June 16, 2009
Burnham-On-Sea boat crew help wildlife rescuers retrieve swan

Wildlife rescuers called on the help of a Burnham-based rescue boat crew to retrieve an injured swan this week.

Secret World staff requested the assistance of the BARB rescue boat at Burtle, where the animal had been spotted in a distressed state on the Huntspill River.

Using a net from the boat, Secret World's Graeme Thompson captured the bird, pictured here, on Sunday evening (June 14th) before it was taken back to the East Huntspill charity for treatment.

"It appeared that the swan's right leg was broken and that it was in a poor condition," said Mr Thompson. "Once again, the use of BARB's rescue boat was essential to get out to the swan."

Pictured above are Secret World's Graeme Thompson (at the front of the rescue boat) with BARB crewmembers Alan Humphries and Roger Flower during this week's rescue

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