A dolphin was freed from fishing line off the coast of La Jolla on Friday morning, according to San Diego lifeguards.
Around 10 a.m. a kayaker spotted the small dolphin entangled in fishing line one mile off the coast of Scripps Pier.
Aerial view of the 3-foot dolphin showed it was swimming in an unusual pattern while it tried to rid itself of the line.
"He was just a little guy and in peril, he was getting pretty tired," lifeguard Marcus Schreiber said.
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SeaWorld's animal team and lifeguards took a boat out to to rescue the dolphin. They were able to temporarily catch it, snap off the fishing line and release it back to the ocean.