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.”