RNLI rescue dolphin stranded on Burnham-on-Sea beach

PUBLISHED: 17:50 09 August 2016 | UPDATED: 17:50 09 August 2016

Crews tended to the dolphin. Credit: RNLI

Crews tended to the dolphin. Credit: RNLI

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The RNLI has rescued a dolphin stranded on a beach in Burnham-on-Sea today (Tuesday).

Crews tended to the dolphin. Credit: RNLICrews tended to the dolphin. Credit: RNLI

RNLI lifeguards Scott Temple and Luke Penman were alerted about the dolphin at around midday, keeping the animal afloat and breathing until assistance arrived.

The lifeguards tended to the stranded dolphin before coastguard and Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB) crews arrived and took over caring for the animal.

The rescue comes after a similar creature was found dead on a beach in Weston-super-Mare in the past week.

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