By Neo Bye
Heartbreaking footage shows a sperm whale stranded just off an English beach.
As Paul Lanagan, 38, was walking along the beach at Ashington, Northumberland, on October 11 just after 5pm, he spotted the body of a 40 foot whale struggling in the shallows.
With its dorsal fin stuck out of the surface of the water, the whale can be seen tragically thrashing to try and get loose.
Paul said: “I’ve never seen anything like this before.
“If the whale does not get washed out by the tide, then I can’t imagine it will survive.
“There was a crowd on the coast gathered watching and we were all very sad.”