Dolphin washes ashore on Ormond Beach; transported to SeaWorld in Orlando for rehabilitation

Dolphin washes ashore Thursday on Ormond Beach, FL / Headline Surfer®Photo by WESH TV / Headline Surfer® / This dolphin was being cared for with wet towels and buckets of water after it washed ashore on Ormond Beach.

ORMOND BEACH -- A dolphin that washed ashore Thursday is being cared for by SeaWorld in Orlando, beach officials said.

Ormond Beach resident John Meade was among the first beach-goers to come across the dolphin earlier in the day "tumbling and tossing with the surf."

Ormond Beach resident John Meade was among the first beach-goers to come across the dolphin earlier in the day "tumbling and tossing with the surf."

Meade and several others stayed with the sea mammal until members of the Volusia County Marine Mammal Stranding Team arrived and were working into the early evening hours to stabilize the dolphin while waiting for SeaWorlds personnel to arrive and transport it to its rehabilitative facility in Orlando.

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