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

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2010-07-18 10:39:00

Stranded sunfish, St Ives

SunfishI had a call about a stranded basking shark in the harbor. As i was getting kit together another call came in to say it was now a baby dolphin!

When I arrived it turned out to be a sunfish! It had swam in and got caught on a sandbank on an out going tide.

Another medic arrived and we managed to get it into a large cement bag and, attached to a RIB, we took it out to deeper waters for release.

Tim Bain
Area co-ordinator, Cornwall