RNLI lifeguards assist in aid of stranded dolphin

Lifeguards News Release

RNLI lifeguards helped to assist a stranded dolphin in the Burnham-on-Sea area today (Tuesday 9 August).

Just after midday RNLI lifeguards Scott Temple and Luke Penman were alerted to a stranded dolphin on the beach.

Scott and Luke responded initially and helped keep the dolphin breathing and afloat, before the coastguard and Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB) arrived to take over care of the stranded dolphin.

Lifeguards then returned back to their patrols.   

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