BDMLRBritish Divers Marine Life Rescue
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Corinne Gordon, Advanced Marine Animal Medic with BDMLR, said:"We were called to reports that three porpoises had been spotted on the Solway Firth and were stuck.
A spokeswoman from BDMLR said: "The same plan was put into action later in the afternoon to coincide with high tide again, and a flotilla of boats in formation started escorting the pod out of the bay.
The BDMLR and RNLI volunteers calmly lifted the porpoise out and walked it to deeper water, where it was refloated and swam away.
The BDMLR group texted member Nathan Robinson, who works at Saltburn Vets, and he set off with colleague Lucie Poole to help the marooned animal.
A BDMLR spokeswoman said: "We were called by a member of the public who had been watching the dolphin come ashore.
"Their hard work was gratefully appreciated as was the help and support of the BDMLR volunteers which we would like to thank.
Gareth Norman, BDMLR co-ordinator for the area, said it is likely only nine of the remaining 13 animals will survive.
Their efforts failed though, and volunteers from British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) were eventually forced to give up.
Faye Archell, director with the British Divers Marine Life Rescue organisation (BDMLR), said: "It's the right decision for the whale.
No one did.What happened is that the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR)--a voluntary organization--realized the danger to the whale and took immediate steps to organize and lead the rescue effort, bringing in the many other individuals and charities involved.The legal basis of their intervention is uncertain--for which we should be grateful.
Tony Woodley, from the BDMLR, said he was angered by the pretend sale.