MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (WFLA) — A stranded whale died Wednesday near Marco Island, according to a report.

WBBH in Fort Myers reported that crews were called at about 11:30 a.m. for a whale in distress in Factory Bay near Rose Marina.

The whale, which is either a dwarf sperm whale or pygmy sperm whale, died during the rescue attempt, according to WBBH.

Those who see wildlife in distress should call the FWC immediately.