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WATCH: The heartwarming moment this tangled seal was freed

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Published by Emma Carton at 7:46am 4th October 2018. (Updated at 12:18pm 4th October 2018)

This was the heartwarming moment a seal tangled in netting off the coast of Cornwall was finally freed.

Lucky Star was first was spotted off the north coast back in May, but was scared off before he could be rescued.

Several more sightings followed, including one over the August bank holiday, but again he could not be caught.

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Lucky Star, the seal who was tangled in netting off Cornwall, has finally been cut free and released back into the wild

Conservationists launched the desperate appeal to find Lucky Star, amid fears he would not survive without being cut free.

On Tuesday, almost five months since the original sighting, Lucky Star was released back into the wild.

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The appeal to find Lucky Star, so that rescuers could cut him free and release him, had hundreds of shares on social media

Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust shared the news on its Facebook page, after the appeal to find Lucky Star went viral.

"We finally GOT HIM! After 4 months of searching Lucky Star is freed! PHEW and GOOD LUCK little one!

"Please thank everyone who has played a part in this huge success story by sharing".

Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust

"Lucky Star the grey seal entangled in green netting in Cornwall, was today finally caught, cut free from the entanglement and released.

"Thanks to everyone who looked out for and reported sightings of this seal.

"It took a while but we got it in the end!"

British Divers Marine Life Rescue

This is not the first time an entangled seal has been saved from off the Cornish coast.

This was the moment a similar rescue took place, involving British Divers Marine Life Rescue...

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