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Beached whale dies despite lifesaving efforts
By A. Journalist

A 30-foot whale that beached on the Central Coast has died.

Firefighters used their hoses to spray the mammal, which was reported alive but part-submerged on the beach at Central Coast on Tuesday.

A fire brigade spokesman said shortly after 9 a.m. that the whale had died despite efforts to save it. A cordon had been set up around the stricken cetacean to stop people getting too close and causing it stress.

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