The minke whale, which is said to be 12 metres long and suffered superficial wounds, was pulled back into the Pacific Ocean.
A minke whale has a second chance at life after a group of strangers banded to together to drag it off a beach in Chile.
The quick-thinking fishermen and other locals jumped into action after spotting the eight-tonne beast stuck on the sand in Arica.
They used a rope and tug boats to haul the whale, thought to be almost 12 metres long, back into the Pacific Ocean.
Fisherman Alfredo Bustos said: “We tied some ropes around it. It was a bit of a struggle but we were able to do it, to hook her and get her out.”
The beaching of a minke whale is rare at this time of year for Chile.
Whale season in the South American nation usually runs between December to March, when the mammals migrate to warmer waters.