Coastguard and marine life teams rescue two poorly seals on Broadstairs beaches

The seal at Joss Bay Photo HM Margate Coastguard

Margate’s Coastguard crew have been called to Kingsgate Bay twice today *April 29) to help with a stranded seal.

The first call was at 12.36pm and, after the crew assessed that the seal looked poorly, the British Divers Marine Life Rescue attended and said that they would take it to Mallydams seal sanctuary in Hastings.

The Coastguard crew were called back at 3.32pm to assist the BDMLR team who, after waiting for a cage to arrive, had managed to get the seal into it but because the tide was coming in needed help to get the seal off of the beach.

Seal at Kingsgate Photo HM Margate Coastguard

A Coastguard spokesman said: “Once we got this seal off the beach a call came in saying another seal was spotted in Joss Bay, Broadstairs.

“Once on scene we found this seal was in a much worse way than the previous one but the rescue was made all the more awkward with the incoming tide. Officers assisted BDMLR and managed to get the second seal off of the beach so that it could receive the treatment it needed.”