Hopes fade for minke whale stranded in River Thames

Hopes fade for minke whale stranded in River Thames

Condition of mammal is deteriorating, says rescue service coordinator, with ‘refloat’ unlikely

Hopes of saving the small whale that has become stranded along the River Thames for a second time are running out.

Hundreds of people had gathered at Richmond lock and weir in south-west London on Sunday after the whale, a minke between three and four metres long, became stuck on the lock’s boat rollers.

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