2-ton stranded whale rescued on Co To Island
VietNamNet Bridge - Hundreds of people with the support of two excavators successfully rescued a whale of 7.5 meter long and more than 2 ton in weight which was stranded on the Nam Hai beach of Co To Island, Quang Ninh province, last night.
At about 7pm on September 3, fisherman Nguyen Van Nam on the island of Co To found the whale stranded on the Nam Hai beach of Co To town. Nam immediately informed the local authorities to rescue the animal.
The local government mobilized people and two excavators to save the whale.
At the time of a whipped tide, the stranded whale was lying relatively deep on the shore. Because of heavy rain, the rescue work faced a lot of difficulty. The two excavators dug up a channel leading to the sea and then people put the whale on a canvas and dragged it to the channel to put it out to sea.
After nearly 2 hours, the whale returned to sea safely, with the cheering of local people.
Mr. Nguyen Van The, a rescuer, said: "Everyone is very happy to do something useful for environmental protection. Those who were directly involved in the rescue were the happiest people, because they did a little thing of great meaning."
Some people on the island said that so far they have repeatedly rescued many dolphins, turtles ... on the beach but this is the first whale washed up that they saved.
According to many people, the appearance of the whale may be a good omen.