Beached whale on Fañabé beach is returned to the sea

Update 11pm: Well, it ended happily, with everyone on the beach wanting to help the little pilot whale, and a small group supporting it until the vet arrived. Thanks to the rapid and effective help it received, it was eventually able to return to the sea.

There’s a video HERE, which I can’t embed, from Spanish TV.

Original post 11.30am: A beached whale of some 2 metres in length appeared on the beach at Fañabé this morning. It was alive when it was found but had received a heavy blow to its head. Emergency services were called around 8am, and Policía Local and Cabildo environmental officers attended the scene. PV

More as it comes …

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