Rare basking shark live stranding in Yorkshire.

On the evening of Thursday 23rd July, a basking shark stranded alive on Filey beach, Yorkshire and was reported to the BDMLR hotline. The call came in at about 6pm, alerting the charity to what was initially thought to be a live stranded whale. Medics were urgently mobilised to the scene, and on arrival discovered a large crowd of people assisting a large basking shark stuck in the shallows.