LA JOLLA (AP) — Rescuers have helped free a humpback whale that got tangled in a lobster trap line off the coast of San Diego.

The Coast Guard says a fishing boat reported seeing the distressed whale about 7 miles northwest of La Jolla Sunday morning, and that the line appeared to be hindering its ability to swim and dive.

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Crews from the Coast Guard and Sea World worked together for several hours to disentangle the whale.

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The effort was overseen by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

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