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Stricken dolphin asks Hawaii diver for help

2013-01-23 07

Human intervention: The dolphin swam straight to the diver, seeking help.(Photo/Agencies)

Pain: The dolphin was entangled in fishing line and a hook was lodged in its pectoral fin.(Photo/Agencies)

A dolphin tangled in fishing line sought help from a diver in the waters of Hawaii.

The amazing encounter on January 11 was captured on video and the diver, Keller Laros, spent the better part of eight minutes tending to the needy mammal who readily accepted the help.

Mr Laros was leading a group of snorkelers for a manta ray dive experience off the Big Island's Kona International Airport when the dolphin squealed out.

The diver explained, 'The way he came right up and pushed himself into me there was no question this dolphin was there for help.'

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