Beached dolphin saved near Jeffreys Bay

2016-08-16 17:50


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Durban - A beached dolphin was rescued by members of the NSRI at Paradise Beach near Jeffreys Bay on Tuesday morning.

NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said that volunteers were alerted to the 2.5m dolphin by a community member who came across the animal near the Botha Street slipway.

"NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were activated at the Paradise Beach Slipway, where members of the community were taking care of the dolphin," he said.

"The dolphin was secured into a carrying canvass and moved 100m down the beach by local community members to where our sea rescue craft could safely beach, and the dolphin was loaded onto the sea rescue craft," Lambinon added.

The dolphin was then transported to approximately one nautical mile out to sea and released.

"The dolphin swam away strongly and we are cautiously optimistic that the dolphin has survived," he said.

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