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Brazil beachgoers rescue 30 beached dolphins [VIDEO]

Alex Myers Contributor

In the space of less than four minutes on Monday, 30 dolphins became stuck on a Rio de Janeiro beach and — with the help of proactive beachgoers — were brought back out to sea and rescued.

A video that has become an instant Internet sensation shows the dolphins heading towards shore and crying for help.

Sunbathers looked on with curiosity at first, but quickly took action to help the dolphins escape the incoming waves.

While some are videoing and snapping photos, others are grabbing the dolphins by their tails and dragging them back into a part of the shallows where they can swim back to the open ocean.

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