Beaked whale strands on Flagler Beach

FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. — A beaked whale stranded on Flagler Beach on Friday afternoon.


The stranding happened at Gamble Rodgers Park.

From Skywitness 9, volunteers and police officers could be seen pouring buckets of seawater onto the whale to keep it cool.

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Two beach umbrellas were also placed into the sand to protect the whale from sunlight.

The whale is estimated to be between 13 and 16 feet long.

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Click here to read more about the species, and see photos of the whale below.

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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