Amazing fox survives swimming trip!

Just after midnight early on Sunday morning Trevor Weeks was woken by a phone call from Sovereign Harbour at Eastbourne. The harbour had been contacted by a boat entering the harbour who had found a fox floating in the sea just outside Sovereign Harbour.

WRAS rescuer Tony Neads rushed to the scene and was confronted with a extremely poorly young fox. He immediately wrapped the cold and wet fox in a blanket to try and warm it up and rushed it up to WRAS Casualty Care Centre at Whitesmith. The fox was very cold to the point that it would not register on the thermometer. The fox was breathing but very slowly and clearly not aware of its surroundings. The fox was given emergency medication and placed on heat pads for the night.

"The following morning we thought someone must have  put a different fox in the cage! He had dried out, was up and about, standing and eating as if nothing had happened." said Trevor Weeks.

The fox has been kept in at WRAS’s Casualty Care Centre and is expected to be released on Wednesday evening back on the sea front at Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne.

"This is an amazing story and just shows you how resilient wildlife can be. With all the bad publicity foxes have been given recently this is a good news story for a change. WRAS would like to thank Sovereign Harbour office and the boat owner for their help and for taking the time to pull the fox from the water and look after it till Tony could arrive. This fox would be dead if it was not for their actions." Said Trevor Weeks.

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Press Contact: Trevor Weeks, Director, East Sussex WRAS, 07931 523958

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