British Army landing craft with Foyle Fisheries Commission personnel on board make an unsuccessful attempt on this occasion to herd an ailing killer whale under the Craigavon Bridge in Londonderry and back up Lough Foyle towards the open sea. It is believed the whale entered Lough Foyle, and ultimately the River Foyle, in pursuit of a late run of salmon. It did eventually find its way out to the open sea but not before providing local period with days of amusement, light relief from the Troubles which were at their height at the time. The whale was nicknamed Dopey Dick because of his initial inability to find his way back to the sea. 1977111001a..Copyright Image from Victor Patterson, 54 Dorchester Park, Belfast, United Kingdom, UK...For my Terms and Conditions of Use go to http://www.victorpatterson.com/Victor_Patterson/Terms_%26_Conditions.html
British Army landing craft with Foyle Fisheries Commission personnel on board make an unsuccessful attempt on this occasion to herd an ailing killer whale under the Craigavon Bridge in Londonderry and back up Lough Foyle towards the open sea. It is believed the whale entered Lough Foyle, and ultimately the River Foyle, in pursuit of a late run of salmon. It did eventually find its way out to the open sea but not before providing local period with days of amusement, light relief from the...
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