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8 March 2019

8 March 2019
March 8, 2019 Fletcher Ruddy

Dovercourt teens help seal pup found alone on beach

Schoolgirls spent hours caring for a vulnerable seal pup then found lying alone on a beach.

Zoe Irving, 14, and Abbie Green, 15, were at Dovercourt Bay beach on Monday evening when they heard a barking noise near the sea.

The two Harwich and Dovercourt High School students said the noise was coming from a baby seal which was all alone.

Zoe said: “We were at the beach to throw stones in the water at about 6.30pm and heard the barking noise.

“We saw something and thought it was a shark we’d nearly stepped on, then we realised it was a seal pup.”