Stranded sperm whale dies


A whale washed up on a beach in Norfolk has died, rescuers said.

British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) said the creature died shortly after 8pm on Thursday. It had been stranded at Hunstanton since that morning.

Stephen Marsh, operations manager at the BDMLR, said: "We're very sad to confirm that the whale has died but it is a bit of a relief because it had been in quite a lot of suffering."