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Miércoles, 25 de enero de 2006 - 19:05 GMT
Falla rescate, muere ballena del Támesis
Equipo de rescate intenta devolver al mar la ballena.
Equipo de rescate intenta devolver al mar la ballena.

A whale that became stranded in the River Thames in London has died despite a big rescue effort. The whale was being taken by marine wildlife experts back to deeper water when it died.

Mark Stevens was part of the rescue team:

I was so touched by the way the people in London took to that animal and cheered it on. I just feel bitterly disappointed that we couldn't give them the result that they wanted. I feel that perhaps we got the result, hopefully, that the whale needed, and that's probably more important.

I cried. We all cried. We knew it was going to happen - we understand enough about the animal to know that it was suffering and we were preparing to put it to sleep, but before we could get the drugs ready, the animal died of its own accord. At that point we turned the lights out on the boat that we'd been using to see, and there were just groups of people hugging.

touched
emocionado o conmovido

took to
se encariñó

cheered it on
alentó o animó

bitterly disappointed
sumamente triste

result
resultado

suffering
sufriendo

to put it to sleep
en este caso el mamífero hubiese sido sacrificado (matado por inyección mortal)

of its own accord
murió de muerte natural

point
en ese momento

hugging
había personas abrazándose



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