Video captured of dolphin rescue off Kona
Updated On: Jan 18 2013 12:48:14 PM HST
An amazing video was captured Friday night of a dolphin reaching out to a human for help.
It happened during a manta ray dive experience off the Big Island's Kona International Airport.
The group of snorkelers and divers heard a loud squeal and a bottlenose dolphin swam right into the dive spot.
As it approached, diver Keller Laros saw it had a fishing line wrapped around its pectoral fin.
The amazing part of this video -- to watch as this dolphin simply rolls over and patiently lets Laros get to work.
"i was trying to unwrap it, I got the line fishing hook out of the pectoral fin. There was a line coming out of his mouth. But, the line wrapped around his pectoral fin. Was so tight and he had cuts both front and aft," said Laros. "I was worried if I tugged on it, it might hurt him more. I was able to cut the fishing line and unwrap it."
Laros got the fishing hook out and snipped the fishing line by the dolphin's mouth.
Others tried to get more fishing line out but the dolphin swam away and the group never saw the dolphin again.
"I've had bottlenose dolphins approach me a lot of times and they are really smart animals," said Laros. "They way he came right up and pushed himself into me there was no question this dolphin was there for help."
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