23 Jan 2024

Seal spotted in Clutha River

From Morning Report, 8:58 am on 23 January 2024

A Clutha River punt operator says locals were 'flabbergasted' to find a seal swimming 50 kilometres upstream from the coast Saturday morning.

Tom Jones, from Tuapeka Mouth, has seen strange things bobbing along the river before, but he says this was a once-in-a-lifetime sighting.

Jones spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.