A brave and quick-thinking tour guide saved a helpless dolphin which was facing death after he helped it back into the water after it washed ashore. The heartwarming clip shows the man picking up the animal before carrying it back to the ocean and waiting for it to swim away. Tour guide Naude Dreyer of Pelican Point Kayaking came to the dolphin’s rescue on Wednesday, when he found it on a beach in Namibia.
Mr Dreyer can be seen gently picking up the dolphin before carefully taking him back to the ocean. The tour guide waits with the creature while it settles and swims away from him. The clip was posted on Pelican Point Kayaking’s Facebook page and became an overnight viral sensation attracting more than three million views. They posted: “On our way back from tour this morning, we came across this juvenile male Benguela dolphin, still alive on the beach.“After a quick assessment and measurements, I attempted to get him swimming again. “I was not very hopefully, but as soon as he got into water and realised where he was, he took off like a bullet. “I’ll do a drive past the same area again later to make sure he hasn’t returned again.” Despite this particular rescue going successfully, Whales and Dolphin Conservation suggest you shouldn’t help in the same way as Mr Dreyer. They say: “Marine mammals are wild. They can carry diseases which are transferable to humans. “They can cause injury by thrashing their tails or otherwise. Do not put yourself at risk of injury.” I think we’re just glad that someone who knew what they were doing was able to assist.