A rescue team from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) organization was called to Poole Harbour in Dorset, England, to rescue a distressed dolphin that was caught in a fishing line.
The dolphin, a young male, had become entangled in the line and was struggling to swim freely. A member of the public had spotted the distressed animal and alerted the BDMLR, who quickly dispatched a team to the scene.
After carefully approaching the dolphin, the rescue team was able to cut the fishing line and free the animal. The dolphin was then checked over for injuries and released back into the harbor, where it swam away strongly.
“We’re pleased to report that the dolphin is now swimming freely and appears to be in good health,” said a spokesperson for the BDMLR. “We’d like to thank the member of the public who spotted the dolphin and alerted us to its plight. Without their quick thinking, this story may have had a very different ending.”
The rescue of the dolphin is a reminder of the importance of marine conservation efforts and the need for responsible fishing practices. Dolphins and other marine animals are often accidentally caught in fishing nets and lines, which can cause serious injury or death.
The BDMLR is a volunteer-based organization that works to rescue and protect marine animals in distress along the British coastline. The organization relies on public support and donations to fund its vital work.