Dramatic seal rescue off Sandness

A adult grey seal caught up in a creel rope off Shetland was at the centre of a dramatic rescue at the weekend. On Sunday morning local fisherman Martin Garrick called out the animal welfare charity SSPCA when he found the female seal off the Holm of Melby near Sandness with a rope tied tightly several times around her neck. SSPCA auxiliary Terresa Leask set off with Garrick in his small open boat to size up the situation, and realised they would need a bigger vessel.

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