MIRI: The 10m-long whale that was stranded on a beach 30km south of Miri has been freed.
Miri Fire and Rescue Department chief Supt Law Poh Kiong said the gallant effort to free the whale paid off.
"The firemen and villagers (from Kampung Siwak Bakam) put in a good effort to gently push back the whale into deeper waters.
"The effort paid off. The whale is free. It swam away," he said.
Supt Law added that he is glad his department managed to mark World Firefighters' Day by successfully saving an endangered whale.