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Coastguards unable to save wounded 65-foot Fin whale at Carlyon Bay

The 65-foot whale washed up on Carlyon Bay at around 5pm on Monday. Photo: ITV West Country

Coastguards say they haven't been able to save a wounded 65-foot fin whale, washed up at Carlyon Bay near St Austell.

The animal was reported stranded at around 5 o'clock this evening [Monday]. Vets and members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue service examined the whale, but said it was too sick to be re-floated and has sadly had to be put down.