Dolphin stuck in mud rescued from Massachusetts river

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FREETOWN, Mass. (AP) – Officials say a dolphin was rescued from the Assonet River in Massachusetts after it got stuck in the mud in a nearby cove.

Freetown animal control officer Linda Podielsky says staff from Inland Fisheries and Wildlife helped the dolphin on Saturday. Police helped animal control cradle, lift and pull the animal from Shepard’s Cove and into a trailer.

Police say the dolphin was beached for 8 to 10 hours on Friday after getting stuck in the cove during low tide. It eventually freed itself and swam away.

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife took custody of the dolphin after it was rescued on Saturday. It was taken to a laboratory where biologists will assess its condition and determine if it needs any medical treatment.

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