Lifeboat rescues dolphin from shallows of river Dee
A dolphin that swam miles up a Welsh river and into English waters is being transported out to sea after it became stranded on sandbanks.
Lifeboat volunteers from Flint, North Wales, were called to Airbus UK’s loading facility, downstream from Saltney near Chester at about 11.30am on Thursday morning.
The dolphin, initially named Dave by rescuers – then renamed Davina after it was identified as being female – had got into difficulty and required help to reach deeper waters. RNLI lifeboat operations manager Alan Forrester said the crew put her inside a stretcher then transferred her to the lifeboat. A representative from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue is with the crew.
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