Baby porpoise in the swimafter rescue

A baby porpoise which became stranded on the beach opposite Blackpool's Norbeck Castle was rescued by a group of divers and the police.

Sunday, 26th June 2016, 12:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:20 pm
Baby porpoise being rescued off the Norbreck beach.

Officers arrived at the scene and assisted volunteers from the British Divers Marine Rescue Team after 10pm on Saturday night.

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For over am hour the group battled to get the baby harbour porpoise back into the sea and it was able to safely swim away.

A Blackpool Police spokesman said: “We’d also like to thank the Lifeboat, the Coastguard and members of the public who also helped out.”