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