A SEAGULL spotted tangled in fishing wire 30-foot up a cliff has been rescued in Dunbar.

The Scottish SPCA was joined by three members of the public after the animal was discovered hanging at a cliff.

The incident took place on June 25, when the Scottish SPCA and members of the public used ladders and managed to cut the seagull free.

Sarah Auldsmith, animal rescue officer, said: “I think the gull got trapped whilst up there trying to eat the Kittiwake eggs or chicks as the whole wall is full of nests.

“I wasn’t sure how I was going to get it down until three very helpful members of the public, Joel, Neil and Finlay McIntosh, came to the rescue!

“They managed to get ladders and made an instrument to cut the seagull down whilst I waited at the bottom to catch the bird.

“We successfully managed to untangle the seagull from the fishing line, which was round its legs and wings, and I was then able to take him to our National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross where he will get some rest before being released back into the wild.

“Joel, Neil and Finlay were great; without their amazing help I would have had to call the fire brigade for assistance, so we’d like to say thanks very much for their quick thinking!”

Anyone concerned about the welfare of an animal should call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.