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Whale shark rescued by firefighters

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An endangered whale shark which drifted into a canal in Taiwan has been returned to open waters by fishermen and rescue workers.

It is believed the whale shark, which is the world's largest fish, could have entered fresh water while chasing food.

More than ten fishermen, coastguards, and firefighters spent almost eight hours towing the whale shark back out to sea.

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