Injured swan rescued from Burnham-On-Sea lake by crews
swan had to be rescued after it became trapped in fishing line
at a Burnham-On-Sea lake this week.
World Wildlife Rescue Centre and BARB Search & Rescue were
called to Lakeside Holiday Park on Wednesday afternoon (June 1st)
after a walker spotted the bird.
inshore rescue boat crew took wildlife expert Graeme Thompson
out onto the water to safely retrieve the bird.
swan was in a distressed state with a hook trapped in its beak
and line wrapped around its beak and neck," Graeme told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
to the help of the BARB crew, we managed to reach the bird and
take it back to Secret World for further treatment."
the second swan this year to be rescued at Lakeside after getting
entangled in fishing line. BARB says it is always keen to help
to avoid members of the public putting their lives in danger to
try and save animals.