UPDATE: Whale calf freed from net off Rainbow Beach

CAUGHT: A whale has been entangled in nets off Rainbow Beach
CAUGHT: A whale has been entangled in nets off Rainbow Beach Rachel Vercoe

UPDATE 1.30pm A fantastic bit of good news off the Cooloola Coast this afternoon, after a Humpback Whale calf was successfully released from a net after being entangled off Rainbow Beach earlier today. 

The Tin Can Bay Coast Guard confirmed the animal had been successfully released, but weren't able to provide any further information on the condition of the animal at the time. 

EARLIER: A humpback whale calf is currently entangled in nets off Rainbow Beach, with two adult whales nearby.

The Tin Can Bay Coast Guard confirmed the whale had become caught, with plans currently under way to rescue the animal.

It's unknown at this stage what condition the calf, or the two adult whales, are in.

The news comes the day after a separate whale was caught in nets off Noosa Main Beach.

There have been renewed calls for the nets to be removed from Qld beaches during the whale migration season.

More news as it arrives.

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