Struisbaai, 06th December, 2009: Shane Kempen, NSRI Agulhas station commander said: “NSRI Agulhas volunteers have continued to monitor the coastline since the rescue of a dolphin on the 3rd of December.
“The dolphin was found beached at ‘Die Las’ near Struisbaai and local businessman Andre Mostert alerted the NSRI who responded.
“Assisted by concerned members of the public the 2 metre dolphin was loaded into a Stokes Basket Stretcher and loaded onto our NSRI rescue craft I&J Rescuer and transported to 1 nautical mile off-shore where the dolphin was released and appeared to swim off in a healthy manner barring a few scratches from the original beaching.
“We suspected that the dolphin may re-beach and the coastline has been monitored since and we believe that no sign of the dolphin means that the rescue was successful.”
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