When Ben Waru went on vacation with his family and friend to Papamoa Beach, New Zealand, he never expected to help save a life. But when his family noticed something strange in the water, Waru’s day took an unlikely turn.
“We were taking our kids for a morning walk along the beach towards the Papamoa Beach Surf Club,” Waru told The Dodo. “My wife, Verity Waru, first noticed a fin in the water when we approached the beach, and we then noticed two more fins, which we believed to be pilot whales.”
They went to have a closer look, and saw that the fins didn’t belong to pilot whales, but three wild orcas.