A distressed swan was rescued from the River Wye on Friday, May 10th by Swan Rescue South Wales, following a report from Ross resident, Sue Williams, to say that there was a swan clearly in distress.

The swan was first seen on the River Wye near Wilton Bridge. A team from Newport Swan Rescue took it further up the river.

It was found to be a territorial issue, it was not allowed on the river by other swans, and was therefore very hungry.

The swan has been taken to Droitwich Swan Sanctuary.

A spokesperson for the RSPCA said: “If you find an animal distress, keep the animal quiet and take it to a vet (call first to make sure they can take and treat the animal), one of our wildlife centres or your local wildlife rehabilitator, (but note not all have been inspected by us).

“If you are unable to transport the animal, call 0300 1234 999.”See this week’s paper for more stories like this, available in shops and as a Digital Edition now.