Fisherman reports whale in distress near Rudee Inlet

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A fisherman reported seeing a whale in distress Thursday morning near the Rudee Inlet.

Fire officials noted about the situation Thursday morning on social media.

The whale is reportedly gone now, according to Virginia Beach Fire Department spokesman Art Kohn.

Kohn says a fisherman reported a distressed whale in the inlet, but the whale was gone by the time fire department crews arrived.

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