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Man saves whale with kitchen knife

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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 10:37 PM
Through all the dreariness and depression in the news, once in awhile you stumble upon something which makes you smile, and re-affirms your faith in humanity.

"This whale was really wheezing and wasn't able to keep his breathing hole above the water. Something had to be done immediately - we couldn't wait for the cavalry to turn up," Mr Brown said.

The 67-year-old Beaudesert yachtie first rowed out to the whale in his dingy and using a kitchen knife cut through several ropes, but it wasn't enough to free the whale. So Mr Brown returned to his yacht, donned googles and flippers and jumped into the water.

Leaving his wife to steer the boat, Mr Brown cut away several more ropes enabling the whale to shake free of the chains around its tail. Read more:

Much kudos to the old timer for saving the whale

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 10:43 PM
I agree wholeheartedly!! We need more folks like this. Way to go Captain!!

Pay it Forward, folks.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 10:45 PM
Sorry, had to do it. Thought of this instantly.

edit on 21-8-2012 by thesmokingman because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 10:47 PM
He'll have a whale of a tale to tell about freeing that tail. Senior citizens rock! Some of 'em anyways.

Remember that next time one of 'em accidentally cuts you off while driving.

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