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Swimmer Stranded In Chilly Sea For 12 Hours Is Finally Found After Dolphins Surrounds Him To Alert Rescuers

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A pod of helpful dolphins saved the life of a lost swimmer by alerting the rescuers at Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) on August 22, according to BBC. The man, who would not provide his identity, explained to the rescuers that he had been attempting to swim 5 miles to Mucklaghmore Rock from the County Londonderry shore where his garments were initially found.

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When he was found, the man had been spending 12 hours on the chilly ocean wearing only a swimsuit. He was “hypothermic and weary,” but rescuers noted that he was quite appreciative of the dolphins.

The RNLI volunteers who joined the search were able to see the man and bring him aboard their boat thanks to the dolphins’ unambiguous signal.

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“At 20:30, the volunteer lifeboat crew with Fenit RNLI spotted a pod of dolphins and a head above the water about two-and-a-half miles off Castlegregory beach,” the RNLI said. The victim was transported to Fenit Harbour and placed aboard the lifeboat while still alive in order to be evacuated to the hospital.

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The RNLI coxswain, Finbarr O’Connell, told the press, “There were several of dolphins around when we discovered him. Who knows, maybe they helped him in some manner. Nevertheless, this man was fortunate.

H/T: BBC

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