Coastguard called to report of injured seal that turned out to be asleep

Suffolk photographer John Boyle's picture of a seal on the beach at Horsey

Suffolk photographer John Boyle's picture of a seal on the beach at Horsey - Credit: Archant

Thames Coastguard were made aware of reports of an injured seal, which turned out to be asleep.

The coastguard was called to reports of a seal injured on Thorpeness beach at 12.15pm.

Although no one was tasked, a lifeboat crew member was nearby and confirmed the seal was asleep on the beach, and that it would swim away at the next high tide.