Group of whales washed up on east Yorkshire beach

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A group of whales have been washed up on a beach in east Yorkshire.

According to YorkshireLive, nine whales have been washed up on a beach between Tunstall and Withernsea.

A spokeswoman for British Divers Marine Life Rescue told the Mirror that a team was at the scene. “We can’t get to them for safety reasons. We don’t even know if they are alive,” she said.

Five of the animals are thought to already be dead, according to the Mirror.

Humberside police said the coastguard and British Marine Life Rescue were helping with the situation.

The force said in a tweet: “Coastguard are currently dealing with seven whales that have sadly washed up on the beach, between Tunstall and Withernsea. They have also contacted British Marine Life Rescue, who are attending to assist.”

Yorkshire Marine Nature Partnership tweeted: “Unfortunately, there are reports of a number of whales stranding between Withernsea and Tunstall. The @BDMLR and @HMCoastguard are on the scene. Please stay safe and do not try to get close to them.”

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