Royal Naval divers refloated a sunken swan nesting site on Plymouth lake after a plea from a resident bird lover.
The Royal Navy’s Southern Dive Unit from HM Naval Base in Devonport, dived Radford Lake, Plymstock, to refloat the nesting raft.
The operation, used as a training exercise for the Royal Navy, was carried out in response to a request for help by a Gordon Miller, of Plymstock, who was worried about the future of a nesting pair of swans when their nest and eggs were washed off the raft in April..
Divers used the rescue bid as a training exercise for a supervisory diver leading the exercise as part of his professional development and to give good experience to the diver who inspected the purpose-built raft.
He enlisted the help of the Royal Navy by appealing to Commodore Graeme Little.