March 26, 2016
Photos: Rescue crews retrieve injured swan in Burnham-On-Sea

Volunteers from Secret World Wildlife Rescue and BARB Search & Rescue teamed up to retrieve an injured swan from a lake in Burnham-On-Sea on Friday (March 25th).

A member of the public raised the alarm after seeing the swan struggling, having swallowed a discarded fishing hook and a large quantity of fishing line at Lakeside Holiday Village in Burnham.

Secret World asked BARB's crew for help in reaching the injured bird using its inshore rescue boat.

Secret World's wildlife expert Graeme Thompson was taken out onto the lake to retrieve the swan, as pictured here.

The swan was quickly captured after several sweeps across the holiday park's lake.

The swan was taken away for treatment at Secret World's base in East Huntspill where it is receiving the help of carers. The fishing line and attached lead weights were clearly visible.

Secret World thanked BARB for its help in reaching the stricken swan, which is recovering well.


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