UPDATE @ 11.45am: A dolphin who became stuck in a waterway on the Gold Coast this morning has now been freed.
The juvenile dolphin, believed to be about 2-years-old, became trapped in a netted swimming area at Tallebudgera Creek after the dolphin burrowed in on high tide.
Local swimmers in the area raised the alarm after noticing the guest in their swimming enclosure.
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Teams from the City Council and Sea World raced to the scene and were able to lower a section of the net so that the juvenile could swim free.
The pair have been happily reunited.
EARLIER @ 10.15am: A rescue operation is currently underway to free a dolphin stuck in a waterway on the Gold Coast.
The baby dolphin became trapped in a netted swimming area at Tallebudgera Creek this morning.
Council and Sea World rescue crews are at the scene working to free the youngster.
— Nine News Gold Coast (@9NewsGoldCoast) November 15, 2016
Seaworld is responding to reports of a dolphin stuck in the swimming area at Tallebudgera Creek on the Gold Coast.
— Michelle Rafferty (@raffertyreports) November 14, 2016