Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Beached minke whale dies despite rescue effort in North Berwic

A stranded whale in East Lothian has died after a huge rescue effort failed to save its life.

The 15ft (4.5m) minke whale was found by the coastguard at North Berwick's east beach, near the harbour, at 09:00.

The waves were too strong for the whale to be refloated out to sea and it was in poor health.

RNLI volunteers, who spent hours in freezing conditions keeping its blow hole clear of water, said nothing more could be done. Read More