- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) - Biologists have come to the aid of three loons tangled in plastic fishing line.

Two of the loons have survived. One, which found in a cove in late August, had fishing line around its bill and tongue. Staff with the Lake Sunapee Protective Association untangled and released the emaciated bird, but it later died.

One of the surviving loons, which had ingested a fishing hook, was released last week after spending two weeks with wildlife rehabilitators in Maine.

The Loon Preservation Committee advises fishermen to reel in lines around loons, retrieve discarded fishing line and always use non-lead tackle.

The loon is a threatened species in New Hampshire and is federally protected.

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