Beluga Whale Saves Drowning Diver

Posted By Ben Goulding, 29 July, 2009 | permalink

Mila The Beluga WhaleDiver, Yang Yun, was competing in a diving contest without any breathing equipment at Polar Land in Harbin, China, when she suffered cramps that paralyzed her legs.

Competitors must sink to the bottom of a 20ft aquarium arctic pool and remain there for as long as possible. Swimming amongst them in the pool are Beluga whales.

Yun tried to head to the surface, but she couldn’t due to the intense crapms.

“I began to choke and sank even lower and I thought that was it for me – I was dead. Until I felt this incredible force under me driving me to the surface,” she explained.

Mila, the Beluga whale, had spotted Yun stuggling and used her sensitive dolphin-like nose to guide her to safety.

Intelligent Belugas were among the first whales to interact with man and have facial muscles that allow them to smile.

In a world full of negative news, isn’t it nice to hear a much more cheery story. Well done Mila, a true hero!

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Christina Crowe July 29, 2009

Wow, this story is amazing. The competition also sounded dangerous to begin with, but I’m glad no one was harmed. I’m gong to digg this.

I’ve always loved animals of all shapes and sizes. Though whales were no exception, this article has made me appreciate them even more.

I agree that more positive news should be let out in the open for the public to hear.

Well done!

Ben Goulding July 30, 2009

Thanks Christina. Glad you enjoyed the post. Stay tuned for more!

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