Video: Hero Dog Alerts Owner to Baby Dolphin in Trouble

A dolphin calf stranded on a beach in the U.K. had an unlikely hero come to its rescue — Leia the dog.

Leia’s owner wrote on YouTube that he was fishing on Criccieth Beach on the coast of England earlier this month when he heard the dog barking to get his attention. Once he realized she was hovering over what he described as a baby dolphin or a young harbor porpoise, he quickly called her away.

He didn’t have a cell phone signal at the beach, so he decided to try to help the calf himself. He pushed the calf into deeper water and watched it start swimming again. After he left the beach, he called the coast guard to report the incident.

“If it wasn't for my dog barking at me, I would have missed him, too!” he wrote in the video post.

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