Dolphin Ends Up in Shallow Coney Island Creek

by Karl Utermohlen | November 15, 2013 1:20 pm

A dolphin appears to be stuck in the Coney Island creek in Brooklyn where authorities are trying to free the mammal.

Police and other officials moved to a place near Cropsey Avenue and Bay 54th Street to rescue the dolphin[1] after a passerby spotted the animal at 11 a.m. today, according to Gothamist. A crowd of 50 people quickly gathered near the scene to see officials rescue the sea dweller but it is still stuck as of  Nov. 15 at 1:16 p.m.

An NYPD officer said that they will have to wait until high tide — which is around 5 p.m. — to see if the dolphin can free itself. If the mammal manages to swim under or over floating debris which usually blocks the creek from the sea, he’ll be able to save himself. Authorities are monitoring the situation closely to ensure the animal’s safety.

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