WATCH: A stranded whale near Coffs Harbour

The stranded whale. Image: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

A rescue operation has been launched for a whale stranded at Sawtell Beach near Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales.

Members of ORRCA, a marine mammal rescue group, are the scene keeping the 8 metre humpback whale upright and wet.

Here’s footage from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service:

And the whale in deeper water:

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