Rescued whale dies after stranding for second time

  • 8 September 2011
Rescuers trying to free the stranded whale calf on Tuesday Image copyright Other
Image caption Rescuers trying to free the stranded whale calf on Tuesday

A whale which was rescued when it became stranded on mud flats has died.

More than 50 people worked to free the 9m-long minke whale after it became stuck near Immingham docks, off the coast of Lincolnshire, on Tuesday.

It was hoped that it had found it's way back out to sea, but on Thursday, it washed up for a second time on a sandbank off Cleethorpes beach.

A team of vets and divers tried to help the whale but it later died.