- A new video shows an off-duty police officer helping a stranded dolphin
- The cop tugs on the dolphin’s tail to get it back into the ocean
- Dolphins can weigh up to 1,400 pounds
A touching video shows the moment an off-duty officer works to save the life of a beached dolphin.
The animal is stuck halfway out of the water when the cop – wearing a wetsuit – desperately begins trying to help the large animal get back in the ocean.
After the man tugs on the dolphin’s tail for a few seconds the mammal is shifted into slightly deeper waters.
The dolphin is pictured here before the off-duty officer helped it get back into the ocean
The officer, dressed in a wetsuit, tugged at the animal before it was shifted into deeper waters
It eventually begins to move around a bit, swishing its tail back and forth.
The act took immense strength on the part of the officer – dolphins can weigh up to 1,400 pounds.
The animals breathe air, are not considered fish and are in the same family as killer whales.
Dolphins frequently follow boats they cross paths with, and usually interact with humans in a friendly way when the two are in the same vicinity.
Eventually the dolphin began swishing its tail back and forth