This is the moment a humpback whale was rescued off the British coast for the second time in just two weeks.
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The stricken mammal was entangled in fishing nets off the south Devon coast yesterday afternoon.
Dramatic footage shows it being cut free off Blackpool Sands by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue and an RNLI crew.
The whale was cut free off Blackpool Sands by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue and an RNLI crew
BDMLR's Dan Jarvis said: "Fortunately this time it was a much easier operation and with the experience we had from last time, it was all done and dusted in about an hour.
"The whale was quite exhausted but they're very intelligent animals, so I'd like to think it knew we were trying to help and was very cooperative."
It has been thrilling crowds since first appearing close to beaches in South Devon last month
British Divers Marine Life Rescue boat being called to stricken whale
The 50ft creature has been stunning crowds since first appearing close to beaches in South Devon three weeks ago.
But two weeks ago the whale had to be cut free from whelk pot ropes.