Baby whale freed after getting caught in nets off Sydney beach

A baby humpback whale has been freed from netting following a major rescue operation off Sydney’s northern beaches this morning.

It’s understood rescue crews were first alerted to the whale in distress earlier this week, however lost sight of the animal.

“Marine Rescue NSW Radio Operators have been broadcasting warnings advising boaters to keep an eye out for an entangled whale calf spotted off the Central Coast yesterday,” Marine Rescue NSW said on Facebook.


The calf was again spotted struggling in waters off Sydney overnight with an adult whale accompanying it.

“This morning there has been a reported sighting of an entangled calf with its mother off Avalon on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. They were heading south,” Marine Rescue NSW said.

Following successful rescue efforts, the whale was freed around 11.00am Friday and set free to continue on its migration south.