Photo via @LACoLifeguards
Photo via @LACoLifeguards

Authorities began efforts Friday night to tow the carcass of a humpback whale — which washed ashore at Dockweiler State Beach — out to sea.

The dead whale came ashore about 8 p.m. Thursday, according to the Lifeguard Division of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The behemoth remained on the shoreline overnight, and the curious public was warned away by yellow police tape.

Authorities waited until high tide and planned to use a bulldozer to nudge the carcass from the sand into the water, where boats should be able to tow it several miles out to sea.

—City News Service

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