By Lisa Cilli

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.

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Officer Silva located the dolphin which was trapped in a fishing net.

See the rescue here:

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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.

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