Two-week-old humpback whale rescued in Oz
A two-week-old humpback whale that stranded itself on a Gold Coast beach has been rescued and guided back out to sea.
The baby whale was discovered at a Surfers Paradise beach in Australia.
According to local reports, the 1500 kilogram (3,307 lb) whale had become separated from its mother.
Rescuers dug a channel in the sand with excavation equipment and waited for the tide to come in, as thousands of onlookers gathered.
Several hours later they towed it back into the water by hand and with jet skis.
However, it then became tangled in a shark net, and remained trapped for a further 15 minutes before it was cut free.