Man attacked by seal while swimming off Devon coast


The victim was taken to hospital after he was injured near Shoalstone Pool in Brixham, Devon, yesterday morning. Seals can get defensive when swimmers get too close to their pups and this is thought to have been the case in this situation. The attack prompted immediate warnings for swimmers to keep clear of seals.

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