Young killer whale found dead in UK salt marsh

They are a majestic – but rare – sight as they soar above the waves with glorious ease.

But the latest killer whale to be spotted in Britain was a desperately sad sight – the young orca died after being stranded in a salt marsh nearly half a mile inland.

It is thought to have swum there as the tide came in but became stranded as the water went out again.

It was the first orca to be washed up on the coast of the UK since 2001.