Woman walking along beach hears cry for help, when she looks down she spots a face in the sand

A woman out on a walk happened to be in the right place at the right time for a young seal pup that found itself trapped among some sand and a seawall.

According to The Dodo, Rachel, a photographer was walking along the shore in Waxham, a village in the United Kingdom when she heard a cry for help.

Rachel followed the sound of the cries and discovered a young seal pup in distress

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Not only was the seal was wedged between several rocks that made up a seawall, but it was buried in the sand. Only its head and a flipper poked through.

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Even though she was unsure that the pup could be rescued, Rachel contacted Friends of Horsey Seals (FoHS).

A team of rescuers from FoHS arrived at the scene and began to quickly, but carefully dig the little guy out from the sand.

“[Our team members] were able to dig the pup out and eventually lift him to freedom,” a FoHS spokesperson told The Dodo.

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Before the tide reached the seawall the seal was freed.

While the young seal, which is no longer dependent on its mother, was dirty, he didn’t appear injured and was allowed to return to the wild.

What incredible timing! We don’t even want to imagine what could have happened to this poor pup if Rachel hadn’t spotted him in time.