Friday 1 January 2016

Huge beached blue whale saved by fishermen off Chile coast

Fishermen and beachgoers in Chile have helped rescue a whale stranded on a beach

By Claire Lomas, video source APTN

10:04AM GMT 30 Dec 2015

Local fishermen and beachgoers have helped rescue a blue whale after it became stranded on a beach in Chile.

Along with members of the police and the navy, they were able to pull the whale back into deeper water after securing it with a large net.

The large mammal measured more than 20 metres in length and was stranded on a beach in the port city of Iquique.

Video footage shows rescuers using a large net to move the whale before a boat pulls it back out to sea.

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