The whale had come up a river from the ocean and was on the verge of dying.
The two surfers are hailed as heroes for all the right reasons. Off the coast of Boca Barranca, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, two gentlemen were enjoying surfing in nature.
But then one of them noticed something like a black mass at the water’s edge.
An experienced surfer immediately felt that something was wrong, so he stepped forward and took a closer look. Soon he began to hear unusual sounds coming from this area, sounds like the sobs of an infant.
The man discovered that the black orb he and his friends had seen in the distance was actually a newborn whale in distress when it got close enough.
The animal was very weak and barely kept afloat. The baby whale most likely swam out of the Pacific Ocean and was on the verge of death.
Luckily, the surfers reacted quickly and brought the frightened animals as close to the water as possible.
They stayed with the baby for about six hours, during which they tried to contact the authorities, who could help the animal, but received no answer.
Kind people were able to take the exhausted whale out to the ocean and hopefully to safety when the tide came in.