Beached Whale Dead: Finback That Washed Ashore In Breezy Point Queens Is Presumed Deceased (PHOTOS)

12/27/2012 12:30 pm ET | Updated Dec 28, 2012

By Paul DeBenedetto, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

BREEZY POINT — A beached whale that was discovered in Breezy Point Wednesday appears to have died, officials said Thursday.

The 60-foot whale was found on the sand near Beach 216th Street and Palmer Drive in Breezy Point shortly after 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, sending emergency responders into a race to save the animal.

On Thursday, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service spokeswoman Allison McHale said the whale was "presumed dead" after it drifted from the location but remained in the bay.

Officials on scene were developing a plan Thursday morning to remove the animal, McHale said.

Breezy Point Beached Whale

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