Dolphins Help Rescue a Lost Swimmer Off the Irish Coast


After a swimmer was missing for almost 12 hours off the Irish coast, the 24-year-old man has been rescued after a pod of dolphins were spotted swimming around the young man’s head.

This caught the attention of a volunteer lifeboat crew, and Fenit RNLI was able to spot the man near Castlegregory in County Kerry.

After rescuing the young man, the RNLI stated: “At 20:30, the volunteer lifeboat crew with Fenit RNLI spotted a pod of dolphins and a head above the water about two-and-a-half miles off Castlegregory beach.”

It’s been reported that the 24-year-old was conscious and “immediately recovered onto the lifeboat,” with no serious injuries.

According to BBC News, the dolphins have been seen off the Irish coast since 2019, with scientists and conservationists confirming they can identify individual dolphins by the shape and markings on their dorsal fins. In fact, the dolphins seen, have been identified as the same ones from Sunday’s rescue.


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