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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 May, 2004, 11:12 GMT 12:12 UK
Rescued fugitive seal back home
Grey seal pups
It is the first time a seal has escaped from the sanctuary
Quincy, the runaway seal, has been found safe and well.

The five-month-old grey seal pup is thought to have escaped from the Natureland Seal Sanctuary in Skegness by wriggling under a back gate.

Quincy had been on the loose since Monday. Staff have now rescued him from a nearby waterway and he is back at the sanctuary.

It is the first time in the sanctuary's 40-year history that a seal has escaped.

Richard Yeadon from the centre said: "We've just put him back in the pool with the others and he's having a real tear around - he's quite relieved to be back I think.

"When you look at the route he must've taken, he's had quite an adventure really."

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