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 Burnham-On-Sea.com: "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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