Dolphin Rescued "Was Just a Little Guy," Lifeguard Said

A small dolphin was entangled in some fishing line off the San Diego coast

By Sarah Grieco
|  Saturday, Feb 16, 2013  |  Updated 4:10 PM PDT
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Dolphin Rescued "Was Just a Little Guy"

NBC 7 San Diego

SeaWorld's rescue team and lifeguards worked to free the entangled dolphin.

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A dolphin was freed from fishing line off the coast of La Jolla on Friday morning, according to San Diego lifeguards.

Around 10 a.m. a kayaker spotted the small dolphin entangled in fishing line one mile off the coast of Scripps Pier.

Aerial view of the 3-foot dolphin showed it was swimming in an unusual pattern while it tried to rid itself of the line.

"He was just a little guy and in peril, he was getting pretty tired," lifeguard Marcus Schreiber said.

SeaWorld's animal team and lifeguards took a boat out to to rescue the dolphin. They were able to temporarily catch it, snap off the fishing line and release it back to the ocean.

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