Marine rescuers were called to an Irish beach to help a stranded dolphin who needed to be lifted back into deeper waters.
Volunteers from the animal rescue organization ORCA Ireland responded to Magheroarty Beach in County Donegal on Monday after members of the public reported a Risso’s dolphin stranded in the sand.
In a Facebook post, the group stated that the dolphin was in critical condition and needed to be returned to the sea immediately.
The article contained photographs of the volunteers pulling seaweed from the dolphin’s body and carrying it back into the water with a sling.
“The calf was successfully refloated and given another chance at life,” the post said.
According to ORCA Ireland, the dolphin may be ill and in danger of becoming stranded again, so the public is asked to keep a watch out for troubled dolphins and report them to the organization.
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