Stranded whale dies on northern coast of Peru


The whale tried to get back to the ocean for over six hours with no help. (Photo: La República)

The residents of Chimbote on the northern coast of Peru witnessed the death of a whale of about 10 meters long that had been stranded this morning on the beach.

The whale died after eight hours of fighting, trying to return to the sea, the locals said.

"The animal was trying to return to sea, but couldn’t move much. We were very scared, not knowing what to do," Roberto Ramos, an area resident, told the local media.

The villagers complained about the lack of help offered by the eco-police on the site, which despite the many warnings did nothing to help the whale.