Rescue crews free dolphin trapped in Tallebudgera Creek

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.

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