Vacationers and local residents worked together to free two dolphins they said were stranded in shallow water of the Florida Keys.

The dolphins, discovered July 26 just off the Fiesta Key RV Resort and Marina at mile marker 70 in Layton, were on their sides and struggling to gasp even a single breath, witnesses said.

Even after they were righted and moved into deeper water, they couldn’t stay upright without help. 

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