first_imgLocals in Falcarragh pouring water on one of the Pilot Whales to keep it alive. Pic copyright nwnewspix.Another little girl attempts to save the poor Pilot Whales stranded on Ballyness Bay, Falcarragh, Pic copyright nwnewspixSome of the Whales have been re-floated to the water at Ballyness Bay. pic copyright nwnewspixA large crowd have gathered on Ballyness Bay to help return the stranded Whales to the water. pic copyright nwnewspixLocals feeling helpless as they look at the whales that have sadly perished on the strand. Pic copyright nwnewspixThis little girl tries her best to help the stricken whale back out to sea. Pic copyright nwnewspix.Locals attempt to rescue a number of Pilot whales washed up on a Falcarragh beach. Pic copyright nwnewspix. LATEST UPDATE – 13.42 – It has now been confirmed that five whales have died, and seven are currently in the bay battling for life. Five of the thirteen Pilot Whales have now perished and the others are still in grave danger.The surviving whales have managed to swim out to a narrow estuary but are still at severe risk of beaching again.Rescuers are hopeful that the incoming tide will help to re-float the whales and send them back to sea. However, rescuers say a number of the animals appear to be ill and this may be the reason why they continue to beach.We’ll continue to update on this story as it develops.The creatures were spotted by a man out jogging around 8.30am this morning.The stranded Pilot WhalesThe alarm was raised and locals rushed to the scene in an attempt to save the stranded whales.Local man Danny Kearney is using his JCB in a bid to move the whales back into the water.He is being supported by a team of up to sixteen local people.Local county councillor Seamus O Domhnaill is one of those on the scene trying to rescue the whales.He said “There is a great community response and we are doing our best. “The tide is out but hopefully it will come back in time so we can rescue the rest of the whales and return them to the sea.Locals are pouring buckets of water onto the whales in a bid to keep them alive.A team form the National Parks and Wildlife service is also on the way to the scene.LOCALS IN RACE AGAINST TIME TO SAVE STRANDED WHALES was last modified: July 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:beachedCllr Seamus O DomhnailldonegalFalcarraghStrandedwhaleslast_img read more