Dolphin washes ashore at Gilgo Beach

A dolphin washed ashore yesterday at Gilgo Beach.Chopper 12 was over the scene as beachgoers tried to assist the animal, which was later rescued by crews.

Click "NEXT" under the video player to see Chopper 12 footage of the dolphin.The Riverhead Foundation says the six-foot dolphin is on its way to Atlantis Marine World, where it will conduct a physical. Officials say the animal appears to be injured and that they believe the animal has a wound or lesion associated with its tail or back end. According to rescuers, the dolphin's respiration was stressed.

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