Rescuers cradled it in a shallow canal, their arms wrapped around its slick, shuddering body. It could not eat and struggled to swim and breathe. Red umbrellas were opened above it to block the harsh sun.
"No One Could Save a Pilot Whale That Swallowed 17 Pounds of Plastic Bags off Thailand" is from the June 03, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Alex Horton and narrated by Sam Scholl.