A certain death of a whale was averted when a 47 feet long Blue Whale was stranded close to the shores of Jaitapur. It took a few hours of strenuous work by more than a 100 fishermen to make sure that the lost animal was pushed back into the waters. The incident occurred on Sunday.
The 47 ft long Blue Whale weighing around 15 tons, was rescued by the anglers and locals on Sunday at Medban in Rajapur taluka, Konkan District of Maharastra.
N Vasudevan, the Chief Conservator of Forest and head of Maharastra Mangrove Cell guided the forest officials in the rescue operations. He said the whale might have been washed ashore or caught up in shallow waters.
After 6 hours of hectic efforts by the forest officials, anglers and local fishermen, the heavy animal was pushed back into the deep sea.
The local fishermen of Madban said “It might have slowly drifted towards the shore and perhaps got trapped during low tide”.
Badri Chatterjee a journalist tweeted the video on his account. The video shows the locals helping the whale back into the sea.