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River Medway Rescue

14th August 2023, River Medway, Kent
A swan was seen near East Lock, Hadlow trailing a fishing line and so Steve and Olivia went out to try and find it. After a long walk along the river bank, in both directions the pair of swans were found on the other side of East Lock from where they had been originally seen. The tackled swan was enticed to the bank and successfully caught. The removal of the hook was achieved without any further injury to the bird and so it was immediately released back onto the river to join its mate. As can be seen in the video on this link they also had another feed to get them over the brief time out of the water.

The offending hook

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