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A stranded dolphin was rescued from Polpeor Cove in Cornwall, UK, thanks to a walker who was determined to help. The passerby immediately called a 24-hour hotline at the British Divers Marine Life Rescue and alerted the medics about the female dolphin who was stranded in a small and rocky pool, in desperate need of help. Once the vets arrived, she was given medication, then carefully transported to a car and transported to Porthoustock beach not far away from the place of stranding. After being checked for injuries and declared apt to be released, the dolphin was returned to the sea.

As reported by the medics, the dolphin had been carefully attended to by the wonderfully kind locals. They were looking after the animal until the arrival of the rescue team, pouring water over her to avoid dehydration and striving to keep her as calm as possible in the traumatic situation. It is wonderful and inspiring to see people help an animal in dire need this way!

As of late, Cornwall has observed an increase in the number of deaths of dolphins and porpoises washed ashore in the county. The number of strandings is also increasing in the area. With this in mind, it is important to know what to do when we encounter a stranded marine mammal – call a hotline, it can sav Click here to learn more about strandings and why they happen.