Mainland Team Rush To Save Seal Pup Stranded In Scilly

sealA team of wildlife volunteers have been involved in the rescue of a seal pup from Tresco.

Two members of British Divers Marine Life Rescue came over on the Scillonian III yesterday after they received reports that a 5 or 6 day old grey seal had been found, having lost contact with its mother in Appletree Bay on Saturday.

There were fears that, without its mother’s milk, the pup wouldn’t survive.

They had hoped to fly the animal to the mainland for transfer to the seal sanctuary at Gweek but flights were on hold because of fog.

The boat was also full of diverted air passengers and returning gig rowers.

Last night the animal was cared for by the experts with islands’ vet Heike Dorn.

David Jarvis, Director and Area Coordinator for the rescue charity in Cornwall, says they never give up on an animal and will do everything they can to save it.

He hopes that the pup will survive the crossing today on the Gry Maritha.



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