Whale pushed back to sea in Telisai

James Kon

A baby whale stranded at Telisai Beach was pushed back to the sea by a group of people on Thursday.

Jogger Alai found the mammal believed to be a pilot whale along the beach.

“I was jogging along Telisai Beach around 9.50am when I saw the baby whale. It was a shock to see such a large mammal on the beach,” she said.

“At first I thought it was lifeless, but when I looked closer, I realised it was alive. The whale’s eyes were open and it was breathing.

“I knew I had to do something to help the whale but it was too heavy for me to move it,” Alai said.

She returned to the Telisai Beach Recreation Park and asked for her husband’s help.

She and her husband were also unable to move the baby whale.

They sought public assistance and with the help from four other men, pushed the whale to
the sea.

The baby whale then swam back to the ocean. Alai said she was glad that they were able to rescue the baby whale.

A baby whale stranded at Telisai Beach was pushed back to the sea by a group of people on Thursday. Photo shows a man helping the baby whale.
Men help push the whale back to the water. PHOTOS: JAMES KON