Dog Helps Save Beach Up Baby Dolphin On Welsh Beach

NewsflarePublished: September 23, 2017269 views
Published: September 23, 2017

A video from the Newsflare archive of a man and his dog helping to rescue a baby dolphin on a beach in Wales, UK.

The footage, captured on Criccieth Beach, Gwynedd in 2015, shows the dog alerting its owner Rich Wilcock to the dolphin, before the man manages to help it through the shallow waters and back into the ocean.

Writing online after the rescue, the 42-year-old from Buckley said "Whilst attempting Bass fishing on a beach near Criccieth (close to the mouth of the River Dwyfor) I was taking photos of the fantastic scenery when I heard my dog barking at me from further down the beach.... clearly she had found something!” At first, Richard thought it might be a baby shark, but to his surprise, it was something far less sinister.

“Managed to gently lift and guide this beached baby dolphin/juvenile harbour porpoise back out to sea.

“Stayed at the site for while after to make sure he didn't come back. Spoke to the coastguard once I had signal and they reported it to the science team. Think the little guy was lucky as there was nobody around for miles!

"And, if it wasn't for my dog barking at me I would have missed him too!"

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