Lifesavers come to dolphin's rescue
Publish date: 09 October 2018
Issue Number: 577
Diary: Legalbrief Environmental
* Volunteers from the Umhlanga Lifesaving Service spent nearly three hours in the water holding up a bottlenose dolphin, which was spotted in difficulty 25m from the beach. Declan Bradfield, Carl Tostee, Dylan Olivier, Simon Vickers, Paul Herbert, Nick Horn, Wendy Horn and Derick Morris moved the dolphin, which appeared to be disoriented, from the rougher open water to Granny's Pool, where they were able to help it stay afloat. Craig Lambinon, spokesperson for the National Sea Rescue Institute said the dolphin was lifted by the lifesavers onto a rubberduck. 'Once released, the dolphin appeared to take a few moments to acclimatise following the boat ride but soon appeared to swim away strongly towards a dolphin pod,' Lambinon said.