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Watch: A Florida police officer rescues a dolphin entangled in a fishing net

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The Miami-Dade Police Department said Marine Patrol Unit officer Nelson Silva was responding in the bay near Miami’s Shorecrest area when the unit received a call about a juvenile dolphin in distress.

Jan 13 (News) – A Florida police officer used a pole and knife to rescue a dolphin that became entangled in a fishing net in Biscayne Bay.

Silva drove his patrol boat to the dolphin’s whereabouts and a video posted by police on Facebook shows him catching the net with a pole and pulling it closer to his boat.

The video then shows Silva cutting the net with a knife and freeing the dolphin.

“I got you, mate,” Silva says in the footage.

The dolphin hastily swims away after being freed.

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