A woman risked her own safety to save a young swan which had got itself entangled in fishing line and was stuck for hours at College Reservoir.
Sally Newman, 67, put on her wetsuit and scrambled down an embankment to get into the water to rescue the stricken bird at the reservoir in Penryn.
Because the bottom of the dam is incredibly muddy, she had to hold on to branches and tread water while trying to retrieve the cygnet, and her husband Guy, 81 had to help pull her out.
She said she did not regret her actions and would do it again if necessary. In fact, it was not the first time the couple have helped injured swans in the area.
“I could hear the bird crying which was awful,” she said. “It turned its head around and virtually gave up. I said I am not going to stand here and let that …