New York: Baby sperm whale washes up on beach and dies after failed rescue
A 30-foot-tall baby sperm whale that washed up in New York died after surfers and construction workers failed to rescue it.
The huge mammal was found on a beach in the Rockaways around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday
“Some of my guys went to the field where their work detail is and they came back and told me there’s a stranded whale there,” construction site inspector Anthony Rossitto told the New York Post.
“It still looked like he was swinging. It was alive.’
The group reported the whale to the Parks Department, the Department of Environmental Conservation and the police and then tried to help the whale.
“There were some surfers around and they jumped in the water and tried to turn it around,” Rossitto said. ‘But it’s 10 meters. I can only imagine how much it weighs. They just couldn’t turn it around and get it out again.”
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