In southwestern African country, Namibia, a tour guide recently helped a stranded young dolphin and saved its life. Naude Dreyer, a guide with Pelican Point Kayaking, found a benguela dolphin lying on the beach and went on to carry the animal back into the sea. The Benguela dolphin, also called the Heaviside’s dolphin, is found only off the western coast of Namibia and South Africa.

Naude Dreyer uploaded this video on Facebook saying, “On our way back from tour this morning, we came across this juvenile male Benguela Dolphin, still alive on the beach. It’s not clear how he ended up on there in the first place. After a quick assessment and measurements, i attempted to get him swimming again. I was not very hopeful, but as soon as he got into water and realized where he was he took off like a bullet. Nice. I’ll do a drive past the same area again later just to make sure he hasn’t returned again.”

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A lucky dolphin has been given a second chance thanks to a tour guide that saved its life. Video of the man rescuing a stranded young dolphin in Southern Africa has gone viral, with more than three million views in under 24 hours. Pelican Point Kayaking posted the video on Facebook after finding the juvenile male Benguela Dolphin on the beach in Namibia. The man picks up the dolphin and takes it back to the water where the mammal hesitates before bolting off into the ocean.

Benguela Dolphin released back into the ocean

On our way back from tour this morning, we came across this juvenile male Benguela Dolphin, still alive on the beach. It's not clear how he ended up on there in the first place. After a quick assessment and measurements, i attempted to get him swimming again. I was not very hopeful, but as soon as he got into water and realized where he was he took off like a bullet. Nice. I'll do a drive past the same area again later just to make sure he hasn't returned again.To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email licensing@storyful.com. Possible proceeds from this clip will be donated to Red Cross Children's hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, where Naude's 5 year old daughter is currently receiving treatment for cancer.To support Nina directly, we have set up a GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/helpingNinaThank you all for your unbelievable support.

Posted by Pelican Point Kayaking on Wednesday, June 8, 2016