Coast Guard returns stranded dolphin back to sea [video]

    The U.S. Coast Guard helped one of its fellow sea mates return back to sea Monday afternoon.

    A dolphin had beached off the Hereford Inlet near North Wildwood, the agency said in a release. 

    The Brigantine-based Marine Mammal Stranding Center responded to assist the dolphin and provide necessary medical attention. 

    The technicians and the Coast Guard transported the dolphin approximately five miles off the Cape May Inlet in a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium to release the marine mammal back into open waters.

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    A video release by the Coast Guard, above, shows members at its Cape May station carrying the dolphin onto the vessel, riding out to sea, and gently placing the marine mammal into the water. 

    It’s not known if the dolphin was part of the same pod that came ashore yesterday at a nearby beach. 

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