Quick-thinking tour guide rescues young dolphin, who swims away safely in touching footage

A kayaker saves a stranded dolphin by carrying him back to the water, and the dolphin thanks him with his tail. This stunning video captures the moment a juvenile dolphin was rescued after washing up on the beach.

The marine creature was discovered on a Namibian beach and was nursed back to health. Pelican Point Kayaking tour leader Naude Dreyer spotted the animal and leaped into action on Wednesday, carefully scooping it up and releasing it back into the waves.

 They wrote: “On our way back from tour this morning, we came across this juvenile male Benguela Dolphin, still alive on the beach.  

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 I was not very hopeful, but as soon as he got into water and realised where he was, he took off like a bullet.” 

They also stated that they would return to the spot later to ensure that the young created had not returned.