desperate bid to save pod of 12 beached whales

People are desperately trying to save a pod of 12 sperm whales washed up on a beach in Indonesia. At least two of the animals are hurt, while all of them risk dying if they are out of the deep water for too long. Volunteers have been tying rope around the whales to try and haul them back out to the sea.

‘It is best to wait until high tide, but we are concerned they might die,’ Sapto Prabowo from the Natural Resource Conservation Agency said.