PENARTH LIFEBOAT RESCUES BABY SEAGULL DURING PIER EXERCISE

Penarth lifeboat offshore this morning as the baby seagull is taken to safety

Penarth lifeboat offshore  as the baby seagull is taken to safety (Photo Peter Stealey)

A combined Penarth Coastguard and Penarth Lifeboat exercise on – and underneath – Penarth Pier last night was diverted to save a baby seagull in distress nearby.

The seagull – now nicknamed “Sammy” was found to have been caught up in fishing tackle.

The injured seagull chick - wrapped in a blanket - is brought ashore at the northern slipway

The injured seagull chick – wrapped in a blanket – is brought ashore at the northern slipway (Photo Peter Stealey)

A Penarth Coastguard ERescue Team member and a Peanrth lifeboat crew member are joisted up to the main deck of the Penarth Pier

A Penarth Coastguard Rescue Team member and a Penarth lifeboat crew member are hoisted up to the main deck of the Penarth Pier (Photo Penarth Coastguard)

The seagull chick was brought ashore swaddled in a blanket and transferred into expert care.

Such experiences can be traumatic for small birds and the lifeboat crew posted a sympathetic message on Twitter later saying “Hope Sammy the seagull pulls through”

Meanwhile the combined coastguard/lifeboat exercise continued with coastguard officers being suspended on ropes and abseiling down  – and up the pier pilings .

 

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2 Responses to PENARTH LIFEBOAT RESCUES BABY SEAGULL DURING PIER EXERCISE

  1. Martin Coffee says:

    And those fishing people want to be able to fish from the pier all year. They should be totally banned.

  2. Peter Church says:

    I would happily ring its neck if they need to find it a “home”
    SeaGull=Flying Rats

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