Locals rescue stranded Dolphin in Konark

Puri: A dolphin, washed ashore near Marine drive on Puri-Konark road was rescued by locals and put back to the sea today.

According to reports, a few youths found the dolphin stranded and immediately tried to put it back into the sea. “Despite many attempts, the mammal kept returning back to the shore due to the high tides,” an eyewitness said.

Later, forest officials rushed to the spot after getting information and joined the youth in successfully driving the dolphin back into the sea. On the other hand, the officials are yet to identify the dolphin species and the reason what led to its stranding.

It is suspected that the dolphin might have strayed into the sea from Chilika lake due to high water current.