A rescue effort is underway to free two grey whales that have become beached near Centennial Park in Boundary Bay in Delta.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is on the scene with refloatation devices and a vessel, a spokesperson said.

He added that the public is urged to stay at least 100 metres away from the animals for safety.

The Vancouver Aquarium is also sending crews to respond to the incident, a spokesperson said.

As of 4 p.m. PT, the aquarium said the whales were both still alive.

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