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Watch this mamma whale help rescuers free her calf from shark nets

Rescuers teamed up with a humpback whale to free her four-metre calf, who became entangled in shark nets off Australia's Gold Coast.

Both humpbacks swam away in good health after rescue off Australia's Gold Coast

Sea World Australia crews work frantically to rescue baby as mom looks on 1:19

Rescuers teamed up with a humpback whale to free her four-metre calf, who became entangled in shark nets off Australia's Gold Coast.

The mother pushed the calf above the surface of the water, while a rescue team from Sea World Australia and Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol cut the netting with specialized equipment.

Saturday's rescue near Coolangatta Beach took about 30 minutes, Mitchell Olivey, Sea World Australia communications manager, told Reuters on Monday.

Mother and calf swam away calmly in good health, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.