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.


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


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