A baby fox was rescued from the sea after being spotted at a busy harbour.

Tony Neads of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service WRAS reached the cub by boat and pulled the animal from the water near Sovereign Harbour in Eastbourne.

The fox, who was barely conscious, was wrapped him in a blanket to raise his temperature before being given emergency medication at WRAS Casualty Care Centre in Whitesmith.

Trevor Weeks, who runs WRAS, said despite Sunday’s soggy ordeal he is now bright eyed and bushy tailed.

He added: “It’s almost as if nothing has happened.”