Dolphin washes ashore in Hermosa Beach

A dolphin exhibiting abnormal behavior washed ashore in Hermosa Beach Thursday evening..

L.A. County Fire lifeguards say they were patrolling Hermosa Beach when they saw the dolphin acting erratically. They say they called for help and at about 7:28 p.m., the dolphin washed ashore.

A Marina Animal Rescue team loaded the dolphin on a pickup truck to take him to a safer location where they medically evaluated the mammal. The dolphin will eventually be taken to the Marine Mammal Center in San Pedro for further evaluation.

County lifeguards advise anyone who sees a sick or injured marine animal to stay at a safe distance away and get assistance from safety personnel.

No other details are known at this time.