A whale calf has been reunited with its mum after it was rescued by backpackers on the Coast. (file pic).
A whale calf has been reunited with its mum after it was rescued by backpackers on the Coast. (file pic). Ryan Parsons

Backpackers hailed as heroes after baby whale rescue

TWO French backpackers have saved the life of a baby whale on the Sunshine Coast.

The ABC reported yesterday that a seven-metre whale calf had been rescued, refloated, and reunited with its mum by two backpackers at Noosa.

 

Two French backpackers are being hailed as heroes after rescuing a whale calf on the Coast.
Two French backpackers are being hailed as heroes after rescuing a whale calf on the Coast. Facebook: ABC Sunshine Coast

It is not confirmed how the whale calf became stuck, but the incident comes only days after a push to plan to scrap shark nets from Coast beaches during the whale migration season.

The calf was lucky to survive, after two humpback whales died yesterday in a separate incident off Fraser Island.

The two whales beached themselves in a shallow, narrow area of the Great Sandy Strait.



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