Stranded whale swims to freedom

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A 30ft (9m) whale calf that was stranded on a mud flat off the Lincolnshire coast has been freed.

The calf - believed to be a minke whale - was freed at 14:50 BST.

More than 50 rescuers had been working since 08:00 BST to free the animal, which had two-thirds of its body stuck in mud at Immingham docks.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, along with the British Divers Marine Life, Humber Rescue and the RNLI dug a channel to help refloat the animal.

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