Coast Guard responds to entangled dolphin near Channel Islands

Coast Guard crews successfully disentangle a dolphin from fishing gear.

Coast Guard crews successfully disentangle a dolphin from fishing gear.

LOS ANGELES—The Coast Guard responded to an entangled dolphin Monday afternoon approximately 3 miles west of Channel Islands.

At 12:37 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach command center received a report from a Good Samaritan that a dolphin was seen entangled in fishing gear near Channel Islands.

A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Channel Islands, along with a member from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara immediately diverted to assist the mammal in distress.

The Coast Guard crews successfully disentangled the dolphin.

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