Inhabitants in the central province of Nghe An this morning discovered a giant whale sweeping away offshore.
It is estimated around ten tons.
Residents soon informed local administrators to look for way to release the 15 meter long and two meter high alive fish into the sea. Local officials mobilized vehicles to dredge the spot where the fish stayed into a deep hole to have enough water and then later a canal will be set up to return the fish to the sea safely.
Hundreds of locals partook in the salvation of the fish.
Vietnamese fishermen believe that whales rescue people in danger at sea and can bring them a prosperous fishing season. They consider whales as the Nam Hai ( South sea ) God and Sea Gods for protecting and supporting them in their daily lives at sea.