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Hundreds of volunteers rescued a young humpback whale! - video

More than 200 people took part in the rescue of a young whale that washed up on a Brazilian beach in Rio de Janeiro. Volunteers fought for nearly 24 hours for the life of a humpback whale measuring about 10 metres. Fortunately, their efforts were not unsuccessful and the animal was returned to the sea
Published: September 26, 2018 - 14:05
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 17:17
Hundreds of volunteers rescued a young humpback whale! – video

More than 200 people took part in the rescue of a young whale that washed up on a Brazilian beach in Rio de Janeiro. Volunteers fought for nearly 24 hours for the life of a humpback whale measuring about 10 metres. Fortunately, their efforts were not unsuccessful and the animal was returned to the sea safe and sound.

The whole incident took place at Rasa Beach, in Armaçao dos Buzios. The stranded whale was found by a couple of locals, and after a while they were joined by other people. Together, they took action almost immediately to rescue the humpback whale.

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The animal was poured with water by people lined up in rows. Others dug in to help it return to the water. After some time, heavy equipment was brought in, without which it would have been impossible to move the large mammal from the sandy bank.

It was an exhausting 24 hours, during which common effort, passion and extremely strong emotions united hundreds of people in the fight for the life of a 7-tonne mammal. The moment when the creature regained its freedom and returned to the sea caused a wave of enormous joy among all those gathered on the beach. There were shouts, tears and great emotion.

However, not everything pointed to a happy ending. At first the animal looked like it was in trouble and rescuers feared that the humpback would not be able to make it back to freedom, but in deeper water the young whale quickly revived and moved energetically towards its regained freedom.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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