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Hooray! Trapped Dolphin Swims to Freedom in the LBC

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With a little help from some welders, a young dolphin that had managed to become trapped in a construction zone in the Long Beach Harbor is now swimming free.

The dolphin had become trapped in walled area built for the foundation of a wharf, explains City News Service. "Officials believe the dolphin followed some fish into the redevelopment site during high tide and was trapped when the tide fell," adds KTLA.

Holes were cut into the metal walls to help the animal escape, said Peter Wallerstein of El Segundo-based Marine Animal Rescue. By morning, Willy er, Flipper was free. Hooray!