Whale Rescuer Killed After Cutting Animal Loose

Whale Rescuer Killed After Cutting Animal Loose

July 12, 2017

Joe Howlett lost his life doing what he loved best, freeing endangered mammals.  He will be remembered for his bravery and passion.


Canada Whale Rescuer Killed After Cutting Endangered Animal Loose

12 July 2017

From the section US & Canada

A Canadian man has been killed during a rescue operation after he cut an endangered whale free from tangled fishing lines.

Joe Howlett succeeded in rescuing the whale, only to be struck by it moments later as it flipped into the water.

He was a lobster fisherman by trade and a founder of the whale rescue group on Campobello Island, New Brunswick.

Mr. Howlett, right, died moments after freeing the endangered mammal.

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