Fishermen free tangled whale off the coast of Peru

LIMA, July 28 (UPI) — A group of Peruvian fisherman were recorded on camera using their knives to free a whale tangled in a fishing net attached to buoy.

Nicolas Navarro Pazos said in a Facebook post he was out fishing in a small boat with Christhian Josue Navarro Fiestas, Cristian Vite De Alvarez, Alex Alfonso Puescas Ruiz and two other men July 21 when they encountered a whale tangled in the netting attached to a Styrofoam buoy.

The video shows the fishermen moving alongside — and sometimes over the top of — the whale and using their knives to cut through the net.

Pazos said the rescue was successful and the whale was able to swim away.

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