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PHOTOS: Fresh appeal to find seal tangled in netting

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Published by Emma Carton at 8:28am 20th June 2018. (Updated at 2:08pm 20th June 2018)

A charity is making a fresh appeal to find a seal tangled in netting off Cornwall.

A desperate search was launched last month after the young male was spotted several times along the north coast.

Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust has posted a new plea appeal on Facebook, after describing it as "very distressing".

"Along with British Divers Marine Life Rescue, we are still on the look out for Lucky Star who has been seen several times in the last week, though sadly not in locations where a rescue could be attempted.

"If you see Lucky Star, please ring BDMLR 01825 765546 straight away giving as precise a location as you can.

"We are still very hopeful of helping this desperate young male seal soon. We have everything crossed. Thank you for your all your concern, interest and support".

The poor creature was first seen towards the end of May but was scared off before it could be rescued.

Conservationists are worried the entangled animal will not survive if it is not rescued and cut free.

The original social media post has had thousands of shares and we are being urged to report any sightings.

In May, the trust said the seal was spotted a second time after the initial sighting, but still could not be rescued.

"Seen hauled out yesterday just offshore so not rescuable but good it is still around. Thanks to you all for keeping a look out.

"From past experience and with so many people looking out for him, we are confident he will be seen, giving us a chance of calling BDMLR for a rescue!"

Anyone who spots Lucky Star is being urged to contact British Divers Marine Life Rescue on 01825 765546.

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