Dolphin to be euthanized after washing up in Ormond Beach

Dolphin may have suffered from similar illness affecting other dolphins

Author: Troy Blevins, Online Editor, Producer
Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:22:54 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 07 2013 11:58:45 PM EST
Ormond Beach dolphin
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -

A stranded dolphin that washed up Thursday afternoon in Ormond Beach is expected to be euthanized, according to the Volusia County Beach Patrol.

Hubbs Sea World was called out to the beach just before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Officials said it appears the dolphin will have to be euthanized.

The dolphin may have suffered from the same illness that has been killing dolphins around the state, beach patrol officials said.

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Ormond Beach dolphin