WATCH: Whale freed after becoming trapped in shark nets on Gold Coast

UPDATE @ 12.00 PM | A WHALE has been set free after becoming entangled in shark nets at Burleigh Heads.

The distressed sub-adult Humpback Whale was spotted struggling in the water around 10.30am on Monday.

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


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You can watch the incredible rescue operation, captured by the Sea World team, in the vision below.

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EARLIER @ 10.50 AM | RESCUE crews are desperately working to free a whale caught in shark nets at Burleigh Heads.

The distressed mammal was spotted struggling in the water around 10.30am.

Live vision of the trapped animal has been posted to social media by 7NEWS Gold Coast.

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

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More to come.

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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