What started out as a normal day for a group of fishermen turned into one they’ll never forget.
Their heroic journey began when they discovered a huge sperm whale that was stuck 740 meters from the coastline of the beach. They knew they had to do something to help free the 65-foot long whale, so they immediately called their local fishery office for assistance. The rescue, which took place in the Chinese province of Zhejiang, began at 8 a.m. and took 20 hours to complete.
Video footage shows rescue crews throwing buckets of water on the whale to keep him alive since he was at risk of dying of dehydration. Then, as the tide gets to its highest level, several ships manage to drag the massive whale back into the ocean. Yay! Talk about some impressive teamwork!
Watch this incredible rescue mission unfold below, and don’t forget to share.
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