Fisherman Jumps On Humpback To Free It From Rope

A commercial fisherman jumped on a humpback whale off the Central California coast to free it from being entangled in a rope, reports said this week, citing a video capturing the event in September.

"(The whale) was just swimming in counter-clockwise circles," Nicholas Taron, the person who shot the video, told the station. "You could tell he was stressed and being held to the bottom."

The rope had a buoy attached to it -- which the crew cut off -- but it was still entangled. The whale was freed and Synstelien raised both arms after the effort.

The full, amazing story is here.

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