Naude Dreyer was driving along a beach on a Tuesday morning when he spotted something unusual moving on the sand.
The instructor of Pelican Point Kayaking went closer to the object, only to realise that it was a young Benguela dolphin. The dolphin had washed Paaltjies Beach near the Namibian city of Walvis Bay.
Dreyer then picked up the stranded dolphin, walked to the sea and gently released it back to the sea. He said that he was uncertain how the dolphin ended up on the beach
“I was not very hopeful, but as soon as he got into the water and realized where he was he took off like a bullet. Nice. I’ll do a drive past the same area again later just to make sure he hasn’t returned again.”
The footage of him helping the dolphin to swim back to the sea has been viewed by more than two million times with many praised him for his actions
When asked whether he should have alerted the authorities of the stranded dolphin, Dreyer replied that there were no authorities around the beach.
“He’s right next to the beach, it was in my capacity to put him back in the sea, so I wasn’t going to leave him there.”
Watch the full video of Dreyer picking up the dolphin and bringing it back to the sea here