11th October 2022 – Maidstone
We had several calls from concerned members of the public about a cygnet on the River Medway where it passes through Maidstone town centre. It had an obviously broken wing, probably from a flying accident, cygnets are prone to this as they make their maiden flights. Steve was despatched with canoe to try and catch it. When he arrived on scene some work was being done nearby on the river which needed a safety boat to keep an eye on the workers. They very kindly offered their services and Steve was able to catch the swan from a much more stable craft. Many thanks to WSP for lending a hand. The cygnet is back at the Swan Sanctuary and is being treated for its injuries.