SAN DIEGO -- A bottlenose dolphin stranded in a channel in the South Bay was rescued Thursday.
A FOX 5 viewer took cell phone video of the dolphin, which had reportedly been swimming in the channel for more than two hours before it was rescued by SeaWorld and Imperial Beach lifeguards.
The dolphin apparently got stuck in the four feet of water and soft mud while chasing fish after the high tide receded in the South San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
It seemed to have plenty of energy after the rescue and was expected to be just fine, said Imperial Beach Lifeguard Art Ayala.
SeaWorld credited people who probably saved the dolphin's life by spotting and reporting it.