Stranded dolphin rescued in Delaware park

July 5, 2021 GMT

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A rehabilitation facility for marine mammals is treating a dolphin that was rescued in Delaware on Sunday.

The Delaware News Journal reports that the young dolphin was stuck on shore at a park in New Castle after getting caught on rocks. Somebody who heard it crying called firefighters, who helped police set up a tent around the dolphin to keep it safe.

Experts from the Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute in Lewes safely removed the dolphin from Battery Park so they could treat it at their facility. MERR Institute responds when marine mammals and sea turtles get stranded in Delaware.