PICTURES: Mammal believed to be dolphin washes up at Chapel St Leonards

The dolphin found by Sarah Clayton on the beach. Photo: supplied
The dolphin found by Sarah Clayton on the beach. Photo: supplied

The body of a mammal has been found washed up on a beach in Chapel St Leonards.

Sarah Clayton spotted the mammal this afternoon (Tuesday) on sand just after Trunch Lane, on the way to Ingoldmells.

The dolphin found by Sarah Clayton on the beach. Photo: supplied

The dolphin found by Sarah Clayton on the beach. Photo: supplied

It has not been identified yet, but she believes it is a dolphin.

She said: “I just saw it lying on a lump of sand. I knew it was dead because I saw flies around it.

“I didn’t know what to do.”

Sarah took photos and called the Skegness Standard for advice on what to do. We advised her to contact council officers.

As of yet, it is unknown what action is being taken. We contacted East Lindsey District Council for comment, who advised that it is a matter to be dealt with by the parish council.