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Though it may not look like a helpless creature, this giant dark mass is actually a manta ray struggling to get free while stranded on a beach.

Thankfully, beach-goers jumped into the water to help haul it back out to sea.

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With the assistance of at least six other passersby, who remained persistent despite waves pushing the animal back to shore, the enormous ocean dweller finally had enough momentum to escape the incoming tide.

No word on which beach the rescue occurred, but the pictures are compelling and the outcome a happy one…

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