Dead dolphin found on beach next to note written in sand in Imperial Beach

Posted at 5:31 AM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-05 11:56:29-04

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - A dead dolphin was found lying on a beach with a note written in the sand next to it in Imperial Beach.

10News learned sheriff's officials received a call late Sunday night regarding the deceased animal on the beach near Elkwood Avenue.

When a sheriff's sergeant arrived at the beach just after midnight, he noticed a note written in the sand saying the dolphin was dead since 11 p.m.

The sergeant contacted SeaWorld, and SeaWorld officials said they would send a crew to retrieve the dolphin's body.

There is no immediate word on the cause of death.