- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - A young osprey that became tangled in fishing line is recovering at an eastern Long Island wildlife center thanks to a pair of rescuers.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/2aClKvO ) the effort began Tuesday night when Derek Cullum spotted the bird entangled in a nest on top of a pylon in Gardiners Bay in East Hampton. He spread the word on Facebook that he needed someone with a boat and was contacted early Wednesday morning by Mike Kromer.

The two men used a ladder to reach the bird in the nest. Cullum cut off some of the fishing line but the osprey plunged 35 feet into the water.

Kromer rescued the bird and the men cut off the remaining line from its wings.

After the osprey recuperates at a local wildlife rescue center it will be released near its nest.


Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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