Stranded Whale Dies on Bridlington Beach
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8:27am 1st October 2012
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The whale had come ashore near the Auburn Farm beach south of Bridlington at midday on Sunday 30th October.
Photo: Andy Brompton
During the afternoon the whale was helped back to sea by windsurfers and members of the public. Later in the day it came ashore yet again and on this occasion members of the Northern divers marine rescue unit, who were now on scene, tried once again to move the whale into deeper water.
Bridlingtons inshore lifeboat Windsor Spirit was requested to stand by as a safety boat while the volunteers tried to move the whale in the breaking surf.
Unfortunately in the area where the whale came ashore are a number of world war two concrete and metal sea defences and the whale suffered some serious injuries. After almost eight hours doing all they could the whales life ended.
Photo: Andy Brompton
Stuart Tibbet 2nd Coxswain at Bridlington lifeboat said" the volunteers did everything they could and some of them were understandably upset at the outcome".
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