From Whale Point/Facebook page:
“Today was one of very high emotions. It started with a call from Eric on the Bangarang that he just spotted a beached orca.
The Guardians from Hartley Bay were soon on their way, as were we at Whale Point, with WWF also on board.
Eric put together a McGaver type water pump; we grabbed as many sheets as we could, and Hermann, Bunker and Nicole, Eric and myself went to shore and approached the whale as quietly as possible.
It was a team effort, and fortunately on some level this transient orca understood that we were trying to help.
She often cried, which tore at our hearts, but as the tide came up, there were many cheers as this whale was finally free after 6+ hours of being stuck on this rock.
The story of how she got there is amazing, we will write up a proper blog and already on getting a video organized. A giant thank you once again to this incredible community that comes together so quickly to protect what is sacred.”
Photo Credit: Whale Point | Stranded transient orca beached near Hartley Bay, BC