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.

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

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