It has been reported on social media that the humpback whale who has recently been spending time off Slapton sands and Berry head is caught in crab pot ropes off Blackpool Sands.
Initially a call for help was posted by Rachel Cole on Facebook:,
“URGENT! A RIB is needed to assist British divers marine life rescue to help the humpback whale tangled in crab pot ropes at Blackpool sands!! Please PM me if you can help?!”
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It was then reported that Dart lifeboat had been launched to assist.
Dart inshore lifeboat crew monitoring whale at Blackpool Sands believed to be caught in lobster pot ropes. #startbaywhale https://t.co/OZA5xaHKPU
— Emma Thomasson (@emmathomasson) March 22, 2017
Updates as we get them.
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