LONG BEACH (CBS) — A young dolphin, which was trapped Tuesday afternoon in the Berthe of the Long Beach Port, apparently has managed to swim out of the area.

Port officials worked to cut open holes in three areas of the metal walls so the animal could escape, according to Peter Wallerstein of El Segundo-based Marine Animal Rescue. By Wednesday morning, the dolphin appeared to have swum to
freedom, he said.

The dolphin entered the area during high tide and became trapped when the tide went out, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported.

On Monday, a wayward dolphin that had been surviving in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach returned to sea.

The 7-foot mammal, which first appeared April 27,was seen by volunteer monitors Friday night leaving the preserve and entering Huntington Harbor.


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