Lorraine Culloch, 38, from Arbroath, was driving along the beach at Nigg Bay in the Scottish Highlands when she saw the scared animal. She called animal rescue services right away.
The female dolphin was found by volunteers from the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and British Divers Marine Life Rescue on Sunday night. She had blisters and burns on her body.
The dolphin, which the people who found it called “Spirtle,” was quickly wrapped in wet towels to keep it moist while doctors worked all night to keep it stable.
When the tide came in at Nigg on the coast of the Cromarty Firth, they put the dolphin back in the water. The dolphin lives in the Moray Firth.
The dolphin was returned to the water thanks to a great team effort by British Divers Marine Life Rescue and the other people who helped, said the person who saved the dolphin.
When the tide came in near Nigg, on the shore of the Cromarty Firth, amateurs put the dolphin back in the water. The dolphin lives in the Moray Firth. It is part of a pod that lives there.
The dangerous rescue took ten hours to complete because the rescuers had to wait for the tide to go out before putting Spirtle back into deeper water.
Even though she was still weak when we put her back in the water, she was able to swim away on her own. Colin McFadyen is a diver for British Divers Marine Life Rescue.