Dolphin rescue a hit on YouTube

2012-03-09 08:21

Rio de Janeiro - A dramatic video showing 30 beached dolphins being rescued by beachgoers in Brazil has become an internet sensation.

The video shows dolphins appearing out of nowhere and suddenly beaching en masse on the Rio de Janeiro state coastline. They were apparently caught in a strong ocean current.

Stunned beachgoers in swimming trunks at first look on as the dolphins high-pitched squeals are heard. But within seconds, people quickly race into the surf to help the dolphins.

Dozens of people are seen swimming into the ocean and dragging the mammals by their tails in an effort to them back into deeper waters.

And the effort this past Monday was successful. After all the dolphins were rescued, the crowd of dolphin-savers and onlookers broke into cheers.

The video had over 920 000 views on YouTube on Friday.

  • Pythagoras - 2012-03-09 08:43

    Brilliant! Well Done!

  • john.h.viljoen - 2012-03-09 09:00

    nice rescue,but surely it's more than just ocean currents.

  • Douge Fresh - 2012-03-09 09:08

    well done,its good to know that there are still people in this world willing to help. it should be natural instinct to help when something is in danger. This is FANTASTIC

  • Jahinata - 2012-03-09 09:08

    Just cried my eyes out

  • Darren - 2012-03-09 09:14

    This is really heart warming. geez

  • Wendy - 2012-03-09 09:16

    Fantastic.... so heart warming, this is amazing!!! Well done!!

  • Tom - 2012-03-09 09:18

    That,....!!!! just made my DAY....!

  • Theresa - 2012-03-09 10:22

    Wow.. how amazing was that .... thank you to all those people saving these special creature.. you made my day!!! THANK YOU!!!

  • Trevor - 2012-03-09 10:43

    as a dolphin lover watching this brought tears to my eyes, well done all involved you will be blessed.

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