Around 100 dolphins in distress in Wellfleet

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WELLFLEET — Dozens of dolphins found stranded in Wellfleet Harbor prompted a massive rescue effort Friday morning, as local police and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) responded to reports of distressed marine life.

According to the Wellfleet Police Department, at around 10 a.m., a call came in from a resident on Chequessett Neck Road about approximately 50 dolphins in trouble as the tide receded, leaving many of them stranded.

IFAW had already been dispatched to the scene and was actively working to assist the dolphins.

The number of dolphins in distress was later updated to about 100, increasing the urgency of the rescue.

With the sheer volume of volunteers showing up to help, law enforcement officers remained on-site to manage the influx of traffic and ensure the safety of both the volunteers and the animals.

The Wellfleet Police Department has advised anyone with questions about the stranding to contact IFAW directly at 800-932-4329.

Efforts to rescue the stranded dolphins are ongoing, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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