Burnham rescue crews retrieve injured swan in Bridgwater
from Secret World Wildlife Rescue and Burnham's BARB Search &
Rescue teamed up to retrieve an injured swan from a lake in Bridgwater
on Saturday (July 2nd).
member of the public raised the alarm after seeing the swan struggling
in Dunwear Ponds on the outskirts of Bridgwater with several injuries.
World asked BARB's crew for help in reaching the injured bird
using its inshore rescue boat.
World's wildlife expert Graeme Thompson was taken out onto the
lake to retrieve the female swan, as pictured here.
swan was taken away for treatment at Secret World's base in East
Huntspill where it is receiving the help of carers.
resident Lynda Wemyss said: "I saw the swan in difficulty
and immediately called out Secret World. The response from BARB
and Graeme was wonderful and I just hope the bird makes a swift
in the day, Secret World and BARB were also called to Lakeside
Holiday Park in Burnham to try and reach a separate injured bird.
World thanked the boat crews for their assistance. BARB says it
is always happy to help to try and avoid members of the public
putting their lives in danger by attempting to try and reach animals