The body of a dead dolphin has washed up on a beach in Cornwall.
Paddle-boarders found the calf floating in the water just off Kingsand beach on Thursday, January 17.
It is believed to have belonged to a calf of dolphins that were spotted swimming near Millbrook the day before.
Rame Peninsula Beach Care, posting on Facebook, described the find as “heartbreaking”.
They said: “After yesterday's drama of the whole peninsula turning out to cheer the dolphins as they made their way to safety from the shallow creek, today a juvenile - very possibly part of the same pod - was found floating dead by paddle-boarders just off Kingsand beach.
“From the condition of the body, he would probably have only been dead a matter of hours.
“He will be post-mortemed tonight. Rest in peace.”