Officials Say Whale Suffered Cuts On Its Body

JONES BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A humpback whale was rescued off the coast of Jones Beach after becoming entangled in a large amount of fishing gear.

The whale was first spotted by boaters Monday and it took crews until Thursday to set it free.

READ MORE: Juneteenth Celebrations Across New York City Take On New Meaning In 2021

RELATED STORY: Dolphin Becomes Trapped In East Rockaway’s Mill River

READ MORE: President Biden Makes Vaccination Push As Concerns Over Delta Variant Increase

Multiple teams, including the Coast Guard and the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, helped disentangle the whale from netting, thick ropes and buoys.

MORE NEWS: Tropical Storm Claudette Batters Gulf Coast With Heavy Rain And Flooding

They say the humpback suffered cuts on its body but was able to swim away.