"It seemed she came to ask for help," Pérez later wrote online.
Fortunately, the dolphin found the right people to offer her that assistance. As Pérez looked on, several beachgoers worked together to steady the distressed animal against the crashing waves long enough for the improperly discarded fishing gear to be cut from around her muzzle. They then carried the dolphin back out to sea, and watched as she swam away — now free from that life-threatening entanglement.
Pérez shared this footage of the dramatic rescue.