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Marine Patrol officer rescues dolphin trapped in fishing net in Miami-Dade

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Miami-Dade County, Florida – A dolphin that was trapped and in distress was recently helped free by a Miami-Dade Marine Patrol officer.

Last month it happened in the Shorecrest area.

Officer Nelson Silva came across the juvenile dolphin trapped inside a fishing net.

Silva quickly jumped into action, grabbing a knife, and carefully cutting the net to free the dolphin.

The dolphin swam off seemingly unharmed, once freed.

 

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