Lifeguards Rescue 8-Foot Dolphin Beached in San Pedro

A dolphin is in stable condition at SeaWorld after it was rescued Saturday morning by Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguards, the department said.

A roughly 8-foot adult Risso's dolphin was seen on San Pedro's rocky Royal Palms Beach by passersby and members of the county's Beaches and Harbors department just after 7 a.m., the firefighters wrote on Facebook.

Two lifeguards poured water over the dolphin to keep it alive, according to the post. The lifeguards, a marine animal rescuer and three members of the public carried the stranded dolphin off the beach to a vehicle that would take it to the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur.

The dolphin was slightly bloodied, according to pictures the department posted, but its cuts were minor.

After being checked out and treated at the center, the dolphin was taken to SeaWorld, the post said.

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