There's one more fish in the sea thanks to Aucklander Sam Jupe who came to the rescue of a distressed southern right whale off Beachcomber Island in Fiji this week.
Jupe, who typically holds down a day job as a Scuba Instructor, dove 10 metres to untangle the 12-metre giant after it had become caught in a long line buoy. After spending an hour in the water and being towed behind the whale, he used a blunt knife to remove the buoy which was restricting the movement of its tail.
Jupe is part of a 120-strong Auckland contingent taking over Beachcomber Island for five nights this week as part of 'SpringBreak' - a week-long party presented by George FM. As well as taking in the luxurious surrounds and activities of Beachcomber, the group have been letting their ocean soaked hair down to the sounds of Jetski Safari with Helen Corry, Dan Aux, Tim Phin, Sweetmix Kids, Sam Hill and Dean Campbell.
Published on November 05, 2013 by Stephen Heard