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Surfers listen to the whale’s crying baby and spend 6 hours rescuing him

In Boca Baranca, Costa Rica, a group of local surfers were about to catch the waves when something unusual caught their attention. It was about five o’clock in the morning when Mauricio Camarino and his friends saw something that looked like a “black lump” at the mouth of a nearby river.

Surfers listen to the whale's crying baby and spend 6 hours rescuing him

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Shortly afterwards, the sound of a creature crying came from the scene, so the surfers decided to check. They soon learned that it was a baby pilot whale that got stuck about 150 feet below. Because the poor creature was too tired to swim in the ocean, the surfers took it back to the open sea.

“She was very weak and could not swim,” Camarino told Amelia Roida.

Surfers listen to the whale's crying baby and spend 6 hours rescuing him

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But that’s not all. Since the whale calf was still unable to swim, Camarino and his companions decided to stay with her until she regained her strength. It took about six hours. Throughout this time, many locals gathered to see what was happening. Some of them also called on the Costa Rican Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) and the Coast Guard. Unfortunately, none of them responded.

Surfers listen to the whale's crying baby and spend 6 hours rescuing him

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“They told us they had to follow a protocol to find out if the whale had a disease. MINAE said they would send a [veterinarian] but we would be there all the time.” No one arrived, “said Mauricio.

Surfers listen to the whale's crying baby and spend 6 hours rescuing him

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So, kind surfers decide to wait for the tide to rise, to make sure the frightened calf finds its way back into the deep water. Finally, six hours later, the whale’s pain subsided when he plunged into the sea again. Thanks to these heroes!

Surfers listen to the whale's crying baby and spend 6 hours rescuing him

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Unfortunately, this is not the first time pilot whales have been stranded on shore. A few years ago, an impressive number of pilot whales (approximately 400) were stranded off the coast of New Zealand. At that moment, authorities tried to rescue him with the help of dozens of volunteers.

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