Huge whale beached in Cornwall dies despite rescue attempts

A whale has died after being washed up on a UK beach.

The mammal, believed to be a fin whale, was discovered in trouble by a beach clean group who raised the alarm and sparked a desperate rescue operation.

It was initially hoped that with the tide coming in, a group of volunteers could help turn it around - but rescuers have confirmed the whale has now lost its battle for survival.

Steve Green of local environmental group Clean Ocean Sailing, said they had encountered the whale earlier on Friday (February 14) before seeing it in trouble at Nare Point on the Lizard in Cornwall this afternoon.

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