Humpback whale stuck in Ventura Harbor makes it back to open water

A humpback whale was stuck in the Ventura Harbor on Saturday, drawing a crowd of hundreds of people as Harbor Patrol and Coast Guard crews tried to coax it back out to the ocean.

According to U.S. Coast Guard officials, the whale, believed to be a juvenile humpback, was last sighted at 1 a.m. heading out of the harbor into the open ocean.

Crews on at least three or four rescue boats were trying to coax the whale back out to the harbor mouth. You wouldn’t even need to go whale watching california if you saw this incident up close!

The effort was suspended in late Saturday and when crews returned Sunday morning they couldn’t find any sign of the whale, ABC7 reported.

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