North West Wales

Seal rescued from Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey

Rescued seal
Image caption The grey seal was rescued from the cooling chamber and given a clean bill of health

A grey seal has had a lucky escape after strong currents dragged her into Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey.

Staff alerted the RSPCA after discovering the female seal in a cooling chambers at the Cemaes Bay station.

Seals sometimes get dragged along by the strong currents Wylfa creates and slip through bars in the sea pipe.

This one was unharmed by the ordeal and was quickly recovered.

After being given a clean bill of health the seal was was returned to the sea further along the coast at Cemlyn Bay.

RSPCA inspector Mike Pugh said: "This kind of rescue happens from time to time and we're grateful for the vigilance of power station staff.

"We're really happy that this seal was unhurt by her adventure and we could return her safely to the sea".

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