British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue

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2007-03-22 14:29:30

Bottlenose Dolphin at Paignton

Just before noon, Cornwall police called to advise that a Dolphin had been spotted thrashing about in the shallows at Preston Beach, Paignton in Devon. Medics Chris Smallbones and Alan Hirst went to check out the situation and identify which type of dolphin it was.

At first Chris and the local Coastguard checked out the given location but was unable to find anything. Local Area Co-ordinator Sue Davie was on her way to the location when Chris called to advise that they had found the Dolphin which was identified as a Bottlenose, and it was swimming around at the end of the Pier. The medics monitored the dolphin for the next couple of hours until it finally swam back out to sea.

Our thanks go Lynne Murch, her father Mr Jackman, Cornwall Police, Brixham Coastguards, Chris Smallbones, Sue Davie, Alan Hirst and all the medics who were on standby should the dolphin have stranded.

I hope to get a picture from the local paper, I'm waiting to hear back from them.

Sue White
BDMLR Head Office