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Southern Right Whale tangled in fishing ropes freed

Officials worked throughout Tuesday afternoon to free the whale entangled near Clovelly Main Road.

FILE: NSRI rescuers. Picture: NSRI Facebook page.

CAPE TOWN - A Southern Right Whale caught in fishing ropes along the False Bay coast has been freed.

Officials worked throughout Tuesday afternoon to free the whale entangled near Clovelly Main Road.

The National Sea Rescue Institute's Craig Lambinon said: “All of the rope has been cut away from the whale, it swam off confidently and it appears to be healthy. It has been a successful operation.”