This orca was found by some good samaritans wandering a beach in the North Coast of British Columbia. The whale seemed to be a younger calf and may have gotten caught while playing or searching for food as the tide lowered. Although small, this Orca was estimated to weight 4 to 5 tons and if exposed to the sun for an extended period of time, the orca could overheat and die.
Thankfully these caring people and local wildlife rescue came to the aid of this majestic sea creature. With soaked blankets to keep the Orca cool and wet and a make shift water pump these rescuers were able to keep the whale safe.
[The team] “put together a [MacGyver-]type water pump, we grabbed as many sheets as we could. It was a team effort, and fortunately on some level this transient orca understood that we were trying to help,” said in a Facebook post from the group The Cetacean Lab.
The rescuers stayed for six hours until the tide returned and saved the life of this beautiful animal. The orca took off with fast speeds once the tide was high enough and it was able to swim free from the rocks.
"She cried often, which tore at our hearts, but as the tide came up there were many cheers as this whale was finally free," the group added.
Watch the amazing rescue of this beautiful sea mammal: