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WATCH: Whale freed from fishing nets in complex rescue

Watch below as a large whale, that had been caught in fishing nets off the South Devon coast, is finally freed.

Marine wildlife experts were eventually able to disentangle the whale, but only after a highly complex rescue operation.

Whale washes up on Devon beach

A dead whale has washed up on a Devon beach.

The whale - believed to be a minke whale - came ashore at Red Rock beach, between Dawlish Warren and Dawlish.

Credit: Teignbridge District Council

Members of the public are being warned to keep a safe distance from the carcass - thought to measure about 50ft.

Coastguards are currently at the scene to put a cordon around the mammal.


Dolphins swim yards from holidaymakers on Cornish beach

Dolphin in Gwithian Bay, Cornwall

Three dolphins were spotted swimming close to the shore on a beach in North Cornwall.

Holidaymakers looked on as the dolphins leaped out of the water just yards from the shore in Gwithian Bay.

Dolphins encouraged away from tourists by coastguards and helicpoter

Coastguards eventually coaxed the dolphins away from tourists on the beach with the help of a helicopter.

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