A rescue operation swung into life earlier today to help a stranded juvenile grey seal.
The seal decided to haul itself on to Bridlington’s North Beach for a nap, but with the tide rapidly going out, and the possibility of disturbance the decision was made to move the animal for its own safety.
Matt Barnes, from British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), said: “It was just a lethargic and worn out first year grey seal who had chosen the wrong spot to sleep and would have been threatened with disturbance as the tide was outgoing and far away.”
Matt was helped by Niamh and also Chris from the Foreshores Team who is also a newly trained medic with the BDMLR.
Continued Matt: “The decision was made to relocate him a bit further away and near the shore so he could find an alternative spot to snooze and to avoid a potential negative encounter with a dog etc.”
“We are now in the grey seal pupping season so we request everyone gives them the space they need at this vulnerable time.”added Matt.
BDMLR 24 hour number is 01825765546 to report an imperilled seal.
Thanks to Anthony Loughran who captured there fantastic rescue images from a safe distance.