Rescue crews retrieve injured swan in Burnham-On-Sea
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).
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.
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 swan, as pictured here.
swan was quickly captured after several sweeps across the holiday
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.
World thanked BARB for its help in reaching the stricken swan,
which is recovering well.