1 sea lion found dead, 1 injured in Pacific Beach; SeaWorld animal rescue crews called to scene

Pup found dead near Verona Court

PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. - Authorities in Pacific Beach say they found one sea lion pup dead against a seawall and an injured pup nearby.

The San Diego Police Department said the dead sea lion was discovered at around 7:40 a.m. on the seawall near Verona Court., while the injured pup was found near Zanzabar Court and Santa Rita Place.

Area lifeguards responded to scene and said they called SeaWorld for assistance to help the injured pup.

Shortly after 9 a.m., SeaWorld rescue crews picked up the injured pup, which was suffering from an eye injury and was malnourished.

The injured sea lion was then taken to SeaWorld to be rehabilitated.

Crews rescued about seven sea lions on Friday and will be rescuing several more on Saturday, 10News learned. Officials say there were more rescues due to the storm.

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