Injured baby seal rescued by Eastbourne wildlife team

The rescued seal SUS-151014-093309001
The rescued seal SUS-151014-093309001

The rescue an injured baby seal in Eastbourne this week has been caught on video by a wildlife charity.

Three rescuers from the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service were called out to Sovereign Harbour to help a seal which appeared to be injured on Monday (October 12).

The seal, which was lying on the RNLI access ramp, appeared to be bleeding and needed urgent treatment.

Rescuers Trevor Weeks, Kathy Martyn and Lindsay Redfern were able to distract the creature and block its escape in order to give it treatment.

The rescue was helped by members of Eastbourne RNLI.

Trevor said, “We checked the seal over and as had first been thought, it had numerous puncture wounds around its rear flippers and tail as well as on its chest.

“We contacted British Divers Marine Life Rescue and informed them that we had caught the seal and they contacted RSPCA Mallydams Wood at Fairlight where we then drove the seal to receive expert treatment.”

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