Dead Whale Likely Young Gray Freed from Rope

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - A dead whale found floating off a Southern California beach is likely the young gray freed from rope tangled around its tail earlier this month.

The Torrance Daily Breeze ( says lifeguards towed the 20-foot whale out to sea after it was discovered on Friday about 300 yards off Manhattan Beach.

Peter Wallerstein of El Segundo-based Marine Animal Rescue says they feared their Sept. 6 rescue effort would end in tragedy.

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