(UPI) A Florida police officer used a pole and a knife to rescue a dolphin spotted entangled in a fishing net in Biscayne Bay.
The Miami-Dade Police Department said Marine Patrol Unit officer Nelson Silva responded to the bay, near the Shorecrest area of Miami, when the unit received a call about a juvenile dolphin in distress.
Silva drove his patrol boat to the dolphin's location and a video posted to Facebook by the Police Department shows him using a pole to snare the net and pull it closer to his vessel.
The video then shows Silva using a knife to cut through the net and free the dolphin.
"I got you, buddy," Silva says in the footage.
The dolphin hurriedly swims off after being freed .Copyright 2022 by United Press International