Lobstermen get online attention for saving trapped seal pup

Lobstermen get online attention for saving trapped seal pup”

Two Maine lobstermen are getting online attention for rescuing a seal pup that was trapped in a fishing net.

In a video of the rescue that saved this little guy's life, a man identified by WCSH as Jeremy Willey, a fourth-generation lobsterman from Owls Head, a coastal ME town south of Bar Harbor.

Door pulled the trapped seal aboard near Matinicus Rock and Willey cut the rope around it to free the creature.

As Willey and his sternman, Jeffrey Door, 36, of Union, approached, they saw it was the head of a young seal, according to Krystal Gamage, Willey's girlfriend.

"There you go, buddy", Willey said before he lowered the seal into the water.

The video of the rescue has been viewed on Facebook thousands of times. It's less than three minutes long and is guaranteed to improve your day.

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