Published: August 22, 2010
Trampled swan rescued by Burnham rescue boat crew

A rescue boat crew from Burnham-On-Sea was called out on Saturday
afternoon (August 21st) to help animal rescuers reach an injured bird on a lake - the second such incident this week.

A resident in Lympsham contacted East Huntspill-based Secret World at 2pm after reporting an injured swan was in difficulty after being trampled by cattle.

BARB's rescue boat crew was called to a stretch of water behind The Crescent in Lympsham where they helped wildlife carers reach the bird.

Secret World volunteer Martin Kendall told "We'd tried unsuccessfully to capture the swan from the bank, so having the rescue boat was invaluable. The bird had suffered a broken leg and has been taken to a vet for treatment."


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