What the local people did to try help the whales :
The local people went and put towels on the whales and got buckets and filled it with sea water and splashed it on the whales so the whales can stay hydrated.
They tried to drag the whales in the water but they were heavy and the water was too shallow.
then they made a hole around the whales and filled buckets of sea water to keep them alive.
Some where fortunate to get rescued
Majority of them didn't make it.