(CNN)A beached whale discovered Tuesday morning in the shallows off Galveston, Texas, has died, according to CNN affiliate KPRC.
Stranded whale dies in shallow waters of Galveston, Texas
Scores of people had gathered at the scene as officials tried to rescue the stranded animal, KPRC reported.
The Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network tried to help the 30-to 40-foot-long whale, but they believed it likely was sick.
The whale died later in the day. Officials have not determined its species or age.