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South Florida police officer rescues young dolphin trapped in fishing net: 'I got you, buddy'

MIAMI – Even dolphins need a helping hand sometimes.

A Miami-Dade police officer rescued a dolphin that had become tangled up in a fishing net. Recently released body-cam footage shows the officer working to free the trapped animal as it struggled in the water.

The incident occurred on Dec. 10, 2021, but the footage was only just released on the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Facebook page. According to the post, Officer Nelson Silva of the Marine Patrol Unit came across the trapped animal after responding to reports of a dolphin in distress.

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