Baby dolphin dies after woman is seen taking selfies

Rescuers bottle-fed the dolphin but it died soon afterwards

By Adéle Land

A young dolphin found stranded on a beach near Almerimar last weekend died hours after a woman was spotted manhandling it to take a selfie, according to marine rescue group Equinac.

A group of youths who were on the beach called the 112 emergency services after spotting the woman with the dolphin taking ‘selfies’, leaving it in a distressed state.

Equinac volunteers attended the scene and took the mammal to a special pool erected in the area. But although they worked throughout Sunday night they were unable to save its life.

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