A whale has been rescued after becoming entangled in lobster pots.

The creature, believed to be a minke whale about 25 feet long, became snared in about 10 pots and rigging and rope in Tramore Bay off Co Waterford on Wednesday morning.

Tom O’Connell, crew member with the Tramore lifeboat, was alerted by local fishermen and steered the D-class inshore lifeboat while his colleague helm Dave O’Hanlon held a rope being pulled by the whale.

Mr O’Connell said: “It was like a couple of scenes from Jaws. All we were missing was someone on the back of the boat playing the cello.”…

Leitrim Observer 23/05/2013 Read the article ‘Whale rescued from lobster pots’