NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Sunday have been working to rescue a stranded whale offshore from Orchard Seashore within the Bronx.
The whale was noticed by passersby Sunday afternoon, in response to a witness.
“We have been proper alongside the sting of the water, and at first we thought we have been watching a dolphin, however then we realized it was simply too huge to be a dolphin, after which we realized that it was a whale,” stated Lucy Dalton.
Dalton stated a crowd of individuals gathered to observe the whale swimming close to the shore, and realized one thing was not proper.
“It was swimming round in circles proper on the shoreline, and we thought, nicely perhaps it was consuming, however then ultimately it swam proper on the fringe of the water; principally beached itself,” she advised 1010 WINS.
The NYPD Harbor and Emergency Providers models have been referred to as to the scene to assist rescue the whale.
Dalton stated although it was unhappy to see the beached whale, it was encouraging to see individuals come collectively within the second.
“It was good to see that folks weren’t making an attempt to love take selfies and you understand, making an attempt to glamorize it,” she stated. “They have been making an attempt to assist, and other people felt dangerous they usually have been calling 911 and anybody; the Coast Guard, you understand, to attempt to assist this poor animal.”
One other witness, Sergio Oquendo, posted video to the scene by way of Instagram. He stated police have been ready for marine biologists to reach Sunday afternoon.