Humpback whale stranded

SUBDUED: A crowd of quiet onlookers stayed with a stranded whale at Finger Point near Port MacDonnell yesterday afternoon after an unsuccessful rescue attempt.

A DEPARTMENT of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) rescue team was unable to save a beached whale off the coast of Port MacDonnell yesterday afternoon.

The adult humpback was stranded west of Port MacDonnell near Finger Point in a sandy area between a reef and the shoreline.

Despite sustained efforts to assist the whale to free itself, the rescue was abandoned at around 2.30pm.

DEWNR spokesperson Drew Laslett, who

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