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Seagull rescued after being tangled in power line in Va. Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A seagull was rescued after being tangled in a power line by Shore Drive at the Lesner Bridge. 

Dominion Energy officials were notified Saturday evening that the seagull was tangled in transmission lines near the Lesner Bridge and Shore Drive.

The rescue took place with a helicopter and a man who reached out to grab the bird from the wire, according to Dominion Energy.

Officials say at around 1:30 p.m. Sunday the seagull was safely rescued and currently in the hands of the Virginia Beach SPCA and Wildlife rehab team. 

Video showed the seagull later drinking water from a plastic bottle with the top cut off.

There was no interruption in service to the area when the seagull was being rescued.

Another similar rescue happened in 2013 in the area.


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