UK Coastguard is advising people to keep a safe distance away from a large sperm whale that beached itself earlier this morning, 4 February, at Hunstanton Beach, Norfolk.
It marks the second whale to beach itself on Hunstanton Beach and the sixth whale that has washed up recently in this area.
At around 7.30 this morning the Coastguard received a call to say that a 14 metre whale had beached itself. Hunstanton Coastguard Rescue Team was sent to the location and is still in the area to assist and make sure people are kept at a safe distance.
UK Coastguard Jeremy Littlewood said: ‘This is the second whale to beach itself on Hunstanton Beach and the sixth whale that the UK Coastguard has dealt with in this area. We are planning to cordon off the beach later today.
‘It is obviously a very distressing scene and we would advise members of the public, for their own safety, to keep at a safe distance. We have informed the Receiver of Wreck and the Zoological Society of London.’
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