Dolphin rescued by kind-hearted locals - along with heroic dog - after getting stranded on Dublin beach
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Dolphin rescued by kind-hearted locals - along with heroic dog - after getting stranded on Dublin beach

A DOPLHIN was rescued by a number of quick-thinking locals in Dublin after it became stranded in shallow water.

Passersby noticed the porpoise as they walked down Portmarnock beach on Monday.

After realising that the animal was struggling to make it back out to sea, the heroic group, alongside their very helpful dog 'Brandy', rushed into the water to help out.

It took a number of attempts to push the animal back out to safety, but eventually the group managed it.

Taking to Twitter, Sabrina Joyce-Kemper, who was involved in the rescue, wrote: "Today was special.

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"An amazing group of people and Brandy the dog worked together to save a harbour porpoise who stranded on Portmanock beach. The second in a week.

"It took three attempts to get him out to deeper water. Fingers crossed for the tired little guy."

She added: "He had gotten stranded and was struggling in the water. A number of amazing people had already, in their clothes walked in and tried to bring him in past the waves which were very strong.

"He kept coming back out and other people would then take over, because it was quite tiring, to eventually bring him back on the third or fourth attempt.

"He managed to get past the waves and we didn't see him come back out again, so hopefully he has made it."

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