Authorities Band Together to Pull Stranded Whale Back Out to Sea

The rescue team spent all afternoon splashing the whale with sea water.

It took some dirty feet and elbow grease to get a beached humpback whale back to sea.

Authorities determined the whale was about a 5- or 6-year-old humpback whale that measured about 24 feet long.

As the tide began to roll in around 5 p.m., rescuers were able to pull the whale back to sea using a boat.