Off the coast of Bar Harbor, a humpback whale is finally free after rescuers took hours to disentangled the fishing gear so it could swim away.

The Department of Marine Resources arrived Saturday afternoon with the proper tools after a whale watching boat spotted the disabled whale. After daylight faded they returned on Sunday morning to finish the tail. The mammal swam away without injury.

(WATCH the video or READ the story from WFMY News) – Story tip from Joel Arellano

Photo courtesy of whale-watcher Walter Churchill via Facebook

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