'Near-death' dog in dramatic sea rescue
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'Near-death' dog in dramatic Mersea Island sea rescue

A dog missing for four days has been rescued close to death having swum to two different islands.

Black Labrador Ella fled after being hit by a car on Mersea Island on Thursday.

Ella, who had earlier escaped from Kate and Tyson Burns-Green's West Mersea garden, was spotted swimming to Ray Island and Packing Shed Island before eventually being rescued on Sunday.

The Blackwater Veterinary Surgery said she was 95% dehydrated.

  • 11 Jan 2017