LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A humpback whale has been entangled in a net just off the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes.
Rescue boats were out to attempt to help the whale get untangled from the net on Saturday, but the whale was too agitated for rescue personnel to get close enough.READ MORE: Tournament Of Roses To Name 2022 Rose Queen
The whale continued to breach the water and slapping it’s flippers repeatedly.
The rescue effort had to be called off until Sunday when the sun went down.
“It’s heartbreaking when we come across a whale who’s suffering,” Captain Dan Salas of Harbor Breeze Cruises said.READ MORE: LA City Council Approves Nearly $40 Million Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Program
Rescue groups were not able to put a tracking device on the whale, but they will be out on the water early Sunday morning to try and spot it.
The whale was last seen traveling North up the coast.MORE NEWS: FDA Advisers Back Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids 5 To 11 Years Old
Authorities are asking any boaters who see the entangled whale on Sunday morning to notify the Coast Guard.