Residents of Sakhalin tried to rescue a whale that washed ashore in the bay. The video and details of the incident were published by Telegram-channel Baza.
The incident took place on August 8, in the Baikal Bay of the Okha region. Residents of the village of Moskalvo tried to push the stranded animal back into the sea on their own, but they failed. A crane was fitted to help the whale.
The footage shows how the crane hooks into the loop of the whale’s cables and tries to move it towards the sea, but the animal does not budge and continues to lie aground. It is reported that in the course of rescue operations, the mammal accidentally damaged a fin.
Sakhalin residents hope that together with the night tide, the whale will be able to swim back to the sea.