Hopes fade for minke whale stuck in River Thames near London

  • Yui Mok / PA via AP

    A minke whale, which was freed on Sunday after it became stuck on Richmond lock’s boat rollers but has remained in the Thames, is seen near Teddington Lock in London Monday.

  • Alberti Pezzali / Associated Press

    Lifeboat workers attempt to assist a stranded young minke whale on the River Thames near Teddington Lock, in London Monday.

LONDON — Hopes faded Monday for a young minke whale who became trapped in the River Thames near London, authorities said.