Port aux Choix men help free beached whale

Exposing the Big Game

A group of men from Port au Choix, on Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula, spent a cold 45 minutes in the water this week trying to help a beached minke whale get back out to sea.

‘I just went in with my pants, a pair of jeans and my sneakers on.’ – Todd House

Todd House and two others ventured into the frigid water near an area known as Eastern Point on Monday night to try to rescue the whale.

“I just went in with my pants, a pair of jeans and my sneakers on,” he told the Corner Brook Morning Show.

“At that time I didn’t know what to do. One of the young men there was actually grabbing it by its back fin and trying to push it out by himself.”

Minke whale Port au Choix <https://i.cbc.ca/1.4181799.1498668143%21/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_620/minke-whale-port-au-choix.jpg>

House says the minke whale was clearly distressed and running low…

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