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Firefighters and police rescue swan after it ingests fishing hook and line

The incident happened on Thursday 2 September.

Police said:

‘Newark Neighbourhood Policing Team have assisted Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and RSPCA officers in rescuing a swan from the River Trent, in Newark town centre.

‘The swan was spotted by a keen-eyed member of the public and had ingested a hook and fishing line, likely left behind by a careless angler.

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‘Fortunately, the hook and line were removed and the swan was safely reunited with its offspring and released back to the river.’

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