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Injured baby seal rescued from beach

A baby seal has been rescued from a beach in Hastings after being found with a severe open head wound. Medics from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue came to the aid of the young pup, after it was discovered by a member of the public.

The public had used a life buoy rope to prevent the seal going back into the sea as it has begun to get restless, while they contacted emergency animal rescue services. On arrival the rescuers, who are trained in capturing seals, secured the injured mammal and placed it into a large cage.

Currently in the care of the RSPCA at Mallydams Wood, Hastings, they have said it’s touch and go whether or not the seal will survive.