Somerset

Distressed swan rescued from Bridgwater Canal

Swan rescued from Bridgwater Canal
Image caption The swan has been taken to a vet for treatment

A distressed swan has been rescued from a canal in Somerset after it partially swallowed a fishing hook and line.

A boat crew from Burnham-on-Sea rescued the cygnet after a volunteer from wildlife charity Secret World saw the bird in Bridgwater Canal on Tuesday.

After being captured with a net, the bird was taken to a vet for treatment.

Volunteer Mervyn Gratton said: "The bird was in a lot of pain, having attempted to swallow a discarded hook and line."

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