Marine rescue workers attempt to help a juvenile humpback whale stranded at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast, in Queensland on 9 July 2014
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Australian rescuers help stranded young whale

10 July 2014 Last updated at 13:50 BST

Australian rescuers have freed a beached baby whale on Thursday almost two days after it became stranded on a popular beach, as a large crowd of onlookers cheered.

The humpback whale, believed to be two years old, was successfully fitted with a specially designed harness and a boat was used to tow it into deeper waters Palm Beach in Queensland.

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