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Australia Rescuers work tirelessly for four hours to free 25-tonne distressed humpback whale after it became tangled in a 100-metre rope

00:16  04 july  2018
00:16  04 july  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Rescuers work tirelessly for four hours to free 25 - tonne distressed humpback whale after it became tangled in a 100 - metre rope . A humpback whale was heading north on Sydney's coast with a rope on its tail.

Whale watchers first spotted the struggling mammal near La Perouse, south of Sydney, and called authorities. Mail Online. Click to read the rest of the news. 00:38, 04 Ağustos 2018 Cumartesi. British ISIS fighters are training in Afghanistan after 'caliphate' crumbled in Iraq and Syria.

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Rescuers spent four hours trying to free a 25-tonne whale after its tail became tangled in a rope on Tuesday.

Whale watchers first spotted the struggling mammal near La Perouse, south of Sydney, and called authorities.

Officers from the National Parks and Wildlife Services and the Office of Environment and Heritage quickly intervened when the whale neared the entrance of the city's harbour.

a bird flying over a body of water: Rescuers spent four hours trying to free a 25-tonne whale after its tail became tangled in a rope on Tuesday© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Rescuers spent four hours trying to free a 25-tonne whale after its tail became tangled in a rope on Tuesday Peter Bergman, a rescuer with National Parks and Wildlife services told 7 News that although the whale was moving, it was at a slower pace than it would have liked.

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A distressed humpback whale tangled in metres of rope and floats was successfully freed by rescuers . The 10 metre long adult humpback weighed an extraordinary 30 tonnes and was found with the rope wrapped around its body.

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'It was probably struggling to keep up with the other two whales that it had in escort,' he said.

They avoided the humpback's two adult companions as rescue crews managed to attach two buoys to the rope.

The humpback gave the crews a little help by kicking the rope off as they applied the floating devices to it.

a group of people on a boat in the water: Whale watchers first spotted the struggling mammal near La Perouse, south of Sydney, and called authorities (pictured)© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Whale watchers first spotted the struggling mammal near La Perouse, south of Sydney, and called authorities (pictured) 'It's an inherently dangerous operation, so you can't help but say there's a little bit of fear in there but that's where the courage of these guys comes in,' Mr Bergman said.

As if to thank the rescuers, the whale barrel rolled to the top of the water, confirming it was finally free.

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TEN METRE humpback whale struggles to free itself from lobster rope as rescuers rush to save the trapped giant. In a natural attempt to escape, the animal breached and rolled, which tangled rope around its belly and mouth.

Four hours after it all began and a kilometre from Sydney's North head, the whale joyfully bashed its tail and happily swam across the water.

water next to the ocean: The humpback gave the crews a little help by kicking the rope off as they applied the floating devices to it© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The humpback gave the crews a little help by kicking the rope off as they applied the floating devices to it Rescue crews were in direct contact with the whale for up to an hour before successfully removing the marine debris.

Authorities are currently investigating where the rope came from, but it is believed to have been connected to a fishing trap and up to 100-metres-long.

The whale was unharmed.

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