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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!

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