A live dolphin came ashore at West Gilgo Beach in Babylon at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, officials said, and mammal rescue specialists were alerted to try to aid the stranded animal.

Rob DiGiovanni of the Riverhead Foundation said a team was dispatched to the beach to place the 5-1/2 foot animal in a stretcher and transport it safely to the foundation’s rescue tank in Riverhead for assessment and whatever treatment might be necessary.

Here, Nassau County Police Emergency Services officers restrain the dolphin.

 

Videojournalist: Kevin P. Coughlin

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