WARWICK, R.I. (AP) – A dolphin found stranded in Warwick Cove has died, after rescuers located it and tried to transport it to a facility for treatment.

Rescuers tried to help the juvenile common dolphin after locating it on Sunday, but were unable to treat it. The 6-foot, 150-pound animal is believed to have been sick, possibly with a bacterial or parasite infection, according to marine animal specialists. A necropsy will be performed at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.

The dolphin was first spotted along Greenwich Bay three days ago, but rescuers had trouble locating it until Sunday. It was in about 20 yards offshore, and in about five feet of water, when found.

Rescuers managed to catch the dolphin and wrap it in ice, but it died soon after being taken to shore.

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