Seal pup found ‘dehydrated’ on Norfolk beach

This tragic seal found on Wells beach had to be put down. Picture: Seal and Shore Watch UK

This tragic seal found on Wells beach had to be put down. Picture: Seal and Shore Watch UK - Credit: Archant

A seal pup had to be put down after it was found dehydrated on a Norfolk beach.

Seal and Shore Watch UK received a call from the lifeguards in Wells about a small pup that was almost lifeless.

They carried it off the beach and headed straight for the vets knowing that the pup, who had a swollen muzzle and a mouth infection, was dehydrated and her organs were closing down.

Sadly, she was put to sleep almost immediately on arrival. It happened at about 6.50pm on Tuesday, July 23.