A stranded dolphin has been saved after a five-hour rescue operation in Cornwall . The mammal was stuck in shallow water at Mawgan Creek in the Helford estuary, near Helston, an area well known for being a stranding trap for dolphins with many tidal muddy creeks. A team from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue was dispatched to help the common dolphin, which was stranded about 100 metres along from the nearest access point. Getting to it required climbing over or ducking under a number of fallen trees along the edge of the riverbank. The dolphin was being supported on the water’s edge by a local builder who had found and reported it on Monday morning. Dan Jarvis, Cornwall area co-ordinator for the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, said: “There was some concern about one eye that was being kept closed as it had a cut just above it and was bleeding slightly, but after further examination it was deemed the eye itself was not damaged. “The animal was very responsive and vocal throughout.” Vets decided refloating would be the most suitable method of rescuing the dolphin and it was marked with three orange stripes on its dorsal fin […]

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