In this photo of New York City Police Department, Special Operations, a whale sprays water as it swims in the East River in New York. The whale was seen swimming along the coast of Manhattan’s upper East Side, close to Gracie Mansion, where the mayor resides, during a patrol by officers in a police boat. (New York City Police Department via AP)
NEW YORK – the Officers who patrol New York City’s harbour on a police boat spotted a whale in the East River.
The New York Police Department’s special operations division, posted a photo of the unusual tourist on his Twitter account Saturday morning.
The whale was seen swimming along the coast of Manhattan’s upper East Side, close to Gracie Mansion, where the mayor lives.
U. S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Frank Iannazzo-Simmons says that the officials of his office had not yet seen the whale. But he says based on the photos it appears to be a humpback whale.
Such humpback whale was also spotted in the East River in the last month.
Iannazzo-Simmons said the coast guard usually warns the sailors to spot whales in busy waterways safe and “let the whale the whale.”