Beached dolphin released back into the ocean at Jeffreys Bay

A dolphin found on the beach in the holiday town of Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape was rescued and successfully released back into the ocean on Thursday. 

A beached dolphin was taken back out to sea and successfully released at Jeffreys Bay on January 3 2019.
Image: Supplied/NSRI

The dolphin was discovered by local residents on Kabeljous beach in a healthy condition.

“The dolphin was kept wet on the beach and then loaded onto a sea-rescue craft and transported 3km out to sea,” said National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesperson Craig Lambinon.

“We are confident it will survive — it appeared to swim off strongly,” he added.

“It is unknown what caused the dolphin to beach.”

NSRI Jeffreys Bay, Kouga municipal lifeguards, a marine doctor from Bayworld, a vet from Cape Cross and members of the public assisted in the rescue.


Source: TMG Digital

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