10/05/2012 12:58 EDT | Updated 12/04/2012 05:12 EST

Rescued B.C. Harbour Porpoise Dies

A harbour porpoise that was rescued from a Vancouver Island beach has lost his fight for survival.

The young porpoise — which rescuers named Theo — was found stranded and in grave condition in Esquimalt in July.

Crews from the Vancouver Aquarium's rescue centre spent more than two months giving Theo around-the-clock care.

His even had to be supported in a special floating sling.

But Theo's recovery did not go as hoped and he died Wednesday night.

A necropsy will be performed at the provincial Animal Health Centre.

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