Page last updated at 10:51 GMT, Thursday, 13 August 2009 11:51 UK

Fire crews save fish line cygnet

Cygnet being saved
The cygnet will be taken to a swan sanctuary (picture from RSPCA)

A cygnet that had swallowed a fishing hook and became entangled in the line has been rescued by Dorset fire crews.

The RSPCA contacted emergency services after the animal was spotted struggling in Ham Pond, Hamworthy, on Wednesday.

Fire crews used an inflatable boat to catch the cygnet, which was badly entangled, and bring it ashore.

It was handed over to the RSPCA and taken to a local vet for treatment. It will be taken to a swan sanctuary later to continue its recovery.



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
Bricks thrown on swan nest eggs
14 May 09 |  Dorset
Power line injury swan is rescued
02 Feb 09 |  Somerset
Swan recovering after ice rescue
16 Jan 09 |  Sussex
Careless anglers killing swans
22 Nov 08 |  Somerset

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific