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Sunday 21 January 2018

WATCH: Moment Irishman saves stranded whale off Irish coast

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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.

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