Rescuers need rescuing
Johannesburg - Two men had to be rescued when they were swept out to sea while trying to save a whale trapped in rocks in Port Edward, KwaZulu-Natal, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Sunday.
The two were saved by friends around 17:00 on Saturday, said NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon.
He said sea rescue crew treated them for near drowning symptoms. They and their friends were taken to a local hospital for observation.
Lambinon said the whale had been trapped in the rocks at Grannies' pool.
Conservation rangers found the animal's carcass on the beach at Port Edward on Sunday morning, he said.