Flagler County

Orca dies after beaching itself in Palm Coast

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — A 21-foot Orca died Wednesday after it beached itself in Palm Coast.


Flagler County deputies said the whale was found south of Jungle Hut Park.

Deputies said SeaWorld biologists and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials are assisting with the whale’s necropsy and removal.

Deputies are asking the public to avoid the area.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.