MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A juvenile dolphin is once again swimming freely off the shores of South Florida after being rescued by a Miami-Dade Police marine patrol officer.
According to a Miami-Dade Police Department Twitter post, Officer Nelson Silva, of the department’s Marine Patrol Unit, received a call of a dolphin in distress in the Shorecrest area. That’s just south of North Bay Village.READ MORE: Teen Shot By Miami-Dade Police In Critical Condition
Officer Silva located the dolphin which was trapped in a fishing net.
See the rescue here:
In the video, Officer Silva calmly says, “I got you, buddy,” as he approaches the animal in an effort to free him.
It took a couple of tries, but he was able to use a pocket knife to cut the net free and the dolphin swam away.MORE NEWS: Full 'Wolf Moon' Happening On A Chilly Night In South Florida