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Small whale washes ashore in Myrtle Beach

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Teams worked Sunday evening to remove a small pygmy sperm whale that washed ashore in Downtown Myrtle Beach.

People found the whale struggling in the surf in the area of 18th Avenue North. Those on scene say it appears the mammal had been attacked. It was alive as crews attempted to bring it out of the water for evaluation.

The whale was euthanized and sent for an autopsy, according to Myrtle Beach Police.

A large crowd of more than 100 people gathered near the site of the whale, as Myrtle Beach Police and Myrtle Beach Public Works crews attempted to bring the whale out of the surf.

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