Two days after the last Waxham rescue, the FoHS Rescue team were alerted via the emergency phone to another pup that unbelievably had also got itself stuck and partially buried down another hole between Groyne 21 and 22.
This time, the pup’s tail end was buried in sand right up to its front flippers so when FoHS Rescuer Sally appeared on the scene, she had to dig it out as much as possible to get a rope around its body.
Working in such a confined space is always a risky manoeuvre as a seal bite can cause a serious infection that would need immediate hospital attention to avoid a condition known as seal finger.
A short time later backup arrived and fortunately the team managed to pull the pup up. It was transferred to a seal stretcher and released onto a safe part of the beach, away from the rocks.
Another good rescue!Go back