At 1am Friday morning I received a called from a lady on St Leonards beach, East Sussex via East Sussex WRAS's rescue line. I alerted Alex Levine BDMLR's Out of Hours Co-ordinator and a text message was sent out to BDMLR medics across East Sussex. Local experienced Medic Stephen Marsh got dressed and headed out whilst myself and partner Kathy Martyn drove across from Uckfield.
Rescue organisations have received numerous calls to a seal in the river Cuckmere. People concerned about the animals welfare have phoned British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) and East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS).
Six calls were received over the weekend and several over the past week too.