Hawk trapped in netting at Myrtle Beach Topgolf

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Safety netting proved to be not so safe for a flying hawk that became trapped at the Myrtle Beach Topgolf.

According to Lt. Jonathan Evens with the Myrtle Beach Fire Department, the hawk became trapped in the netting at around 3 p.m. Monday. Firefighters attempted to rescue the hawk but were unable to reach it.

The Myrtle Beach Police Department was also called to the scene. They too were unable to reach the hawk. As of 10 p.m., the hawk is still trapped in the netting.

A Topgolf employee told our reporter on the scene that Wildlife Rescue has been called and is assisting in attempting to rescue the hawk.

Morgan Schaaf, Communications Manager for Topgolf tells us the company is “committed to making sure all aspects of our venues provide a safe environment not only for our Guests and Associates, but also for local wildlife. As safety is our number one service target, we take great care to ensure that this is not breeched at any time. Management is working diligently with local authorities and wildlife rescue groups to free the bird as we speak!”

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