London's Thames whale dies during rescue attempt

By LONDON
January 21, 2006 21:23

 
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The whale that was trapped in the River Thames died Saturday as rescue workers attempted to take it out to sea for release, Britain's Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said. The animal had suffered the effects of being out of the water as it was ferried on a salvage barge to the Thames estuary and suffered a series of convulsions at 7 p.m., officials said.

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