Humpback whale dies in Fort Pierce Inlet

Veterinarians preparing to do necropsy

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FORT PIERCE, Fla. - A 25-foot long humpback whale that beached in the shallow waters in the Fort Pierce Inlet has died.

The whale was alive when a fisherman found it Monday night.

Wildlife officers were called to the scene, but the animal died.

Marine conservation officials are preparing to do a necropsy on the whale to try and determine what led to its death.

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