Rescuers Try to Save Whale in Thames River!

By TARIQ PANJA, Associated Press Writer Sat Jan 21, 9:05 AM ET

LONDON - Veterinarians and rescuers waded into the River Thames on Saturday after a lost and distressed whale tried to beach itself, taking medical tests and attaching an inflatable pontoon to the 17-foot-long animal as Londoners jammed the riverbanks to watch the drama.

The Northern bottlenose whale — the first seen in the river since record keeping started in 1913 — was in the water close to London's Albert Bridge.

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