Baby whale freed after becoming stuck in Gold Coast shark net

UPDATE @ 8.15 AM | A juvenile whale has been set free after becoming entangled in shark nets at Greenmount Beach.

The distressed Humpback whale calf was spotted struggling in the water around 6.00am Tuesday.

After an hour-long rescue mission, Sea World crews managed to successfully cut the mammal free from the nets.


EARLIER @ 7.35 AM | RESCUE crews are desperately working to free a juvenile whale stuck in a shark net off Coolangatta on the Gold Coast.

The distressed mammal was spotted struggling in the water around 6.00am.

Live vision of the trapped animal has been posted to social media by Channel Seven’s Sunrise.

It shows Sea World crews in an inflatable rescue boat attempting to remove the net from the whale’s body.


Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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