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Divers rescue dolphin tangled in fishing line

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 - 01:25

Jan. 25 - Divers off the coast of Hawaii rescued a bottlenose dolphin they say seemed to ''ask for help.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Dramatic underwater footage captures divers rescuing a bottlenose dolphin that was hooked by a fishing line. Divers off the coast of Hawaii rescued a bottlenose dolphin they say seemed to "ask for help." The dolphin swam into the lighted areas where SCUBA dive instructors noticed that fishing line was restricting the dolphin's movement. The encounter was caught on video on January 11 when Keller Laros spent close to 8 minutes next to the mammal. After going up to the divers and squeaking loudly, the video shows the dolphin swimming up to the divers and pushing into Laros which they interpreted as a call for help. The dolphin allowed Laros to work on him, cutting the fishing line and attempting to free a hook that was in its pectoral fin. When the fishing line was removed giving the dolphin increased movement, the dolphin went to get air but then came back to Laros who went to work trying to cut the hook from the fin. After several more minutes the dolphin swan away. Laros said he was unable to get the hook free.

Divers rescue dolphin tangled in fishing line

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 - 01:25

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