CANADA -- A whale once stranded on a beach in Canada is now free.
Many believe the sounds of the Native Americans saved the whale's life.
The young humpback whale beached itself on Queen Charlotte's Islands.
"Our first response was that we thought we could save it," said Gavin Hooten.
Rescuers regularly doused the whale with water as they worked on a plan to get it back to sea.
"We're keeping the whale wet and when the tide comes in here we're gonna hopefully float him," said Hooten.
The wait took several hours. But even the tide couldn't shake the whale free.
The rescuers then tried to push the whale to open water without any luck.
The whale remained stranded until someone suggested a less conventional approach.
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