Pictures: York Rescue Boat help remove Daggi the seal from riverside
The seal that has been on a York riverbank for at least four days has been removed.
Known as Daggi, she was first spotted by the City Cruises York team on Wednesday.
She was on Clifton Sands, where she remained ever since – and has become something of a local celebrity. However, that was causing problems.
But there were fears for Daggi’s welfare. And the York Rescue Boat crew have stepped in.
A spokesperson for the team said: “Whilst on a routine patrol our volunteer boat crew came across Daggi the seal on the beach area by the RSPCA centre in York.
“Due to the number of members of the public taking a close interest in Daggi the team did a quick local assessment and called in the help of British Divers Marine Life Rescue via North Yorkshire Police.”
Daggi was put in a transporter box and taken away from the scene for a check up.
British Divers Marine Life Rescue say they are to release a statement about this shortly. We will update when we get it.
It is very rare to see seals in York, especially this close to the city centre.
We hope Daggi enjoyed her stop in York, and wish her well on her onward journey.
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