VIDEO: Crews rescue whales caught in netting

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AUSTRALIA -- A mother Humpback whale received assistance from the Sea World Rescue Team to free her calf who was entangled in Shark Control netting in Australia last Saturday.

The calf was entangled off Coolangatta Beach, in the western Australian City of Gold Coast, accompanied by its mother who was trying to push it above water to breathe.

Two patrol teams went out on boats and cut the netting to free the calf, Mitchell Olivey, Sea World Australia communications manager, told Reuters on Monday in an email.

He added the rescue process lasted about 30 minutes.

After they were free, both mother and calf swam away calmly in good health, the Australian Broadcasting Cooperation reported.