Somerset

Dead porpoise washed up on Somerset beach

Young male porpoise Image copyright Burnham-on-Sea.com
Image caption The mammal had died of multiple injuries

A porpoise found washed up on a Somerset beach died of multiple injuries, a search and rescue team said.

Marine mammal medics from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue were called to Brean beach on Thursday morning.

A BARB spokesman said: "Our crew drove to the scene, between Berrow and Brean, and found a young male porpoise that had suffered several injuries."

Normally porpoises live off the coast of Devon and Cornwall.

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