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Unusual rescue for County Waterford lifeboat crew

Volunteer crew members from Helvick RNLI responded to an unusual call yesterday evening.

They were alerted to reports of a dolphin stranded in Dungarvan Bay.

However, it turned out to be a rarely seen whale.

The Sowerby's Beaked Whale is usually found in deep offshore waters of the North Atlantic.

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After several attempts, the seven crew members from Helvick managed to tow the whale from Dungarvan Bay to open water.

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We had just spotted an osprey on the Blackwater when I got a text telling me of a live stranding dolphin off...

Posted by West Waterford Wildlife on Thursday, August 29, 2019

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