Tourist is spotted carrying a ‘dolphin’ over his shoulder after catching it ...

A Chinese tourist has been caught on camera carrying a dolphin-like marine animal on a beach in Hailing Island, China.

Initial investigation carried out by the local fisheries bureau indicated that the animal, likely to be a dolphin, had been washed ashore and believed to be dead.

It's not clear why the man took away the protected marine animal, but officials have been looking for the man.

A man was filmed carrying a marine animal at a beach in Hailing Island, China on  May 1

A man is filmed carrying a marine animal at a beach in Hailing Island, China, on  May 1 (left). Locals said the alleged dolphin was washed up to the beach and appeared to be dead (right)

Mobile phone footage emerged showing a swimmer carrying a marine animal similar to

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