Good Samaritans help beached dolphin in North Myrtle Beach

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A group of Good Samaritans recently helped a dolphin that was beached in the North Myrtle Beach area.

According to WMBF, Martha Barone and her husband, Greg, were walking along the beach when they came across the dolphin.

“He was obviously injured, with several cuts and gashes on his belly and one fin had several cuts on it,” Martha Barone told WMBF.

The couple and a few other people on the beach called 911 and then tried to move the dolphin back out to sea.

When police arrived, everyone continued trying to push the dolphin into the water.

Just when they thought the dolphin would never make it, one big wave came and the dolphin began swimming.

“We watched with anticipation and, thankfully, he made it,” she told WMBF. “Then we watched as he swam away into the darkness until we could no longer see him.”