Thanks to three kindly fellas in Digby, Nova Scotia, a young whale is swimming free once again.
Then they realized it was something much bigger — a 16-foot long juvenile whale. They also realized it was in trouble because its beak was trapped in a fishing net.
They jumped in the water and got to work right away, cutting off the netting with a knife.
"The whole time cutting it off, it just sat there, calm as anything," said Denton. "It seemed like it understood what we were doing."
And while the men are proud of their work, Denton doesn't consider himself a hero. "I feel like a person who did what a person should do," he said.