PITTENWEEM, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Emergency services stand near beached whales as they continue in their rescue attempt to save a large number of pilot whales who have beached on September 1, 2012 in Pittenweem, Scotland. A number of whales have died after being stranded on the east coast of Scotland between Anstruther and Pittenweem. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
British Divers and Marine Life Rescue said Sunday that the mammals were among a group of 26 pilot whales stranded at Pittenweem, in eastern Scotland.
Coast guards, volunteer medics, fire crews and police are all also involved in efforts to rescue the 13 still living.
But rescue coordinator Gareth Norman said that it was likely more of the whales would die.
A further 24 pilot whales from the same pod are currently in shallow water three miles (4.8km) along the coast at Cellardyke.
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