This is the incredible moment a man single-handedly coaxed a beached whale out to sea.
The dramatic scenes unfolded near the harbour in Newcastle, Co Down, yesterday afternoon, much to the amazement of onlookers.
A large crowd had gathered and two men were in the process of wading out after the minke whale beached on the shore.
However, passer-by John Lowry noticed the crowds and luckily had a dry suit in his car. He then sprung into action.