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Giant whale in need gets helping hand from fisherman

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Posted at 3:21 PM, Aug 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-14 15:21:54-04

An Australian fisherman’s once-in-a-lifetime experience with a giant whale has gone viral.

Ivan Iskenderian was out in Sydney Harbor when a whale got very close and then went underneath the boat.

It turns out it needed help.

The whale had a plastic bag and fishing line stuck near its mouth. After several passes close by the boat Ivan managed to reach over and help free him.

The whale even stuck around long enough to allow time for a few post-rescue selfies.