Injured swan rescued from Lakeside

PUBLISHED: 20:05 31 March 2016

Graeme Thompson rescues the distressed swan.

Graeme Thompson rescues the distressed swan.

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Volunteers from Secret World and Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB) joined forces to rescue a distressed and injured swan on Good Friday, after it swallowed a fishing hook and some fishing line.

An alarm was raised after a member of the public spotted the bird at Lakeside Holiday Village.

Secret World teams were backed by BARB’s inshore rescue boat, and the rescue charity sent wildlife expert Graeme Thompson to safely retrieve the swan.

After it was rescued, the swan was taken to Secret World’s base in East Huntspill for further treatment. It has now had the hook and fishing line removed, and is recovering well.

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