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Beachgoers save whale caught on sandbar after giving birth in South Carolina

Whale caught on sandbar
Residents saving mother whale (Credit: Phebe Armas)

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (WPDE) — A Pawleys Island, S.C. beachgoer said a mother whale who recently gave birth was caught on a sandbar Thursday afternoon.

The whale's pup was fine and members of her pod were surrounding her to protect her from nearby sharks due to some blood in the water.

Several witnesses were able to roll the new mother back out to safety.