On Sunday morning a massive Orca was found stranded on Marfells Beach near Blenheim.
One of our listeners, Jeff Beals runs the camp at Marfells Beach and was the first to see the stranded whale.
Army staff from New Zealand, Canada, the United States and Australia helped dig a trench, which enabled the whale to swim out to sea during high tide.
The army staff were in the area, participating in Exercise Southern Katipo.
Check out the photos from Jeff below.
Credit: Newshub, photos from Jeff Beals