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Exhausted seal at Newlyn given a helping hand

By cmjohnw  |  Posted: February 04, 2014

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Exhausted seal at Newlyn given a helping hand

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AN EXHAUSTED young seal washed up at Newlyn during Monday morning’s storm has been given a helping hand to get back to sea.

A six-week-old pup was washed up on the beach at Wherrytown and removed to a beach on the north coast by Richard Morton, of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

Dave Jarvis, from the BDMLR, said that the seal was unhurt but was moved because of the location where the animal had been washed up.

“We were called out at around 8.15am; it is a public area and there was a possible danger that dogs could have got at it,” he said.

“We checked the animal over and there no obvious injuries – it was just exhausted and having a rest – and so we took it to a more sheltered beach on the north coast where it could go back in the sea when it wanted to.”

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