A Massachusetts man is being credited with saving a stranded dolphin on a Dartmouth beach.
Nick LeBlanc and his girlfriend, Stephanie Paquette, were walking on Round Hill Beach over the weekend when they spotted the Atlantic white-sided dolphin on the shore.
"I was actually really nervous. It was kind of that adrenaline thing. I'm like, we need to get this dolphin back out there," Paquette tells necn affiliate WJAR. "This thing was huge. Thank God that Nick was there because it was really a Herculean task to get that thing out there."
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After multiple attempts, the dolphin eventually swam away.
"I don't think I did anything particularly special. I think all I did was help an animal that was in distress, and that's something I wish happened more frequently," LeBlanc, of New Bedford, tells WJAR.
Bystander Jay Williams filmed the encounter with his cell phone.