On Sunday afternoon, villagers in southern Guangdong province spotted a beached whale that was quickly expiring under the hot sun.
The residents of a beachside village near Leizhou city quickly rushed to help the five-meter-long mammal get back into the water, Guangdong News reports. However, they discovered that whales are in fact really heavy.
Fortunately, the alarm was raised and the villagers were soon joined by a regiment of professionals. Working together, the rescuers dug tunnels, shield the whale from the scorching sun and poured water onto its back. Eventually, they were able to get it back into the sea using a makeshift cradle.
Let’s just hope this little guy avoids beaches and fishermen’s nets from now on.
[Images via Guangdong News]