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    Lifeguards rescue beached dolphin

     Sea Isle City lifeguards load a beached dolphin onto a truck. (Image: Sea Isle City Beach Patrol via Facebook)

    Sea Isle City lifeguards load a beached dolphin onto a truck. (Image: Sea Isle City Beach Patrol via Facebook)

    All hands were on deck when a dolphin beached itself at the Jersey Shore.

    WABC-TV reports a group of Sea Isle City Beach Patrol members came to the aid of a stranded dolphin at the 49th Street beach in the Cape May County town Wednesday.

    The spotted dolphin was spotted in the surf late morning, according to a report on Philly Voice. Beach patrol captain Renny Steele told the publication that the dolphin, a type that is rarely near shore, was sick. 

    Its tail is slapping on the sand, and the dolphin is definitely bleeding a little, maybe from a boat, says SIC BP Capt. Renny Steele. pic.twitter.com/MQ1kfOkqTw

    — Amy S. Rosenberg (@amysrosenberg) July 12, 2017

    Sea Isle City beach patrol tending to an injured dolphin who is bleeding – they’re waiting for Marine Mammal Stranding. pic.twitter.com/F1Hb9jQnJI

    — Amy S. Rosenberg (@amysrosenberg) July 12, 2017

    Beach patrol members cooled the stranded marine mammal with buckets of water and wet shirts before transporting it to a truck in a sling.

    “Never a dull day on the beach! We don’t just help people but animals too!” a beach patrol spokesperson posted on Facebook. 

    A beachgoer commented about the experience on the beach patrol’s Facebook page.

    “Was an amazing experience to see in person and we hope it has a happy ending,” Pamela Vai-English wrote. 

    The dolphin was taken to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine for evaluation.

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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