Swan rescued from underground

Martin Kendall of Secret World Wildlife Rescue removing the swan from the culvert

Martin Kendall of Secret World Wildlife Rescue removing the swan from the culvert - Credit: supplied

A YOUNG swan had to be rescued from an underground river culvert in Clevedon after swimming away from its parents.

Martin Kendall of Secret World Wildlife Rescue removing the swan from the culvert

Martin Kendall of Secret World Wildlife Rescue removing the swan from the culvert - Credit: supplied

It had managed to paddle the length of a culvert which sees the Land Yeo river travel underground from the Curzon cinema in Old Church Road, underneath the Morrison’s car park and then beneath Queens Square.

Its journey was only stopped when it reached a metal trash screen where the river emerges next to The Conservative Club in Kenn Road.

The swan was spotted at the screen on Monday by a volunteer member of the Land Yeo Friends group, Stewart Edwards, who lives by the river.

It was still there the following morning so North Somerset Council contractors were called and they removed a metal grating to allow staff from Secret World Wildlife Rescue to remove the swan.


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It was taken back to the charity’s base in East Huntspill and will soon be released on to the Somerset Levels.

It is believed the youngster may have been chased away from his family group.

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