We all know that dolphins are very smart and intelligent animals. They have very high IQs and can do things that will amaze everyone. This story shows it once more. A group of dolphins saved the lives of a swimmer who was lost for about 12 hours off the coast of Ireland. The clever sea creatures get the attention of rescuers, who then find the helpless man and save him.
A Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) rescue crew got surprising help in the search for a missing swimmer from a school of dolphins. According to the BBC, after being lost for 12 hours, the guy survived and was found by volunteers surrounded by a small pod of dolphins.
The volunteer lifeboat crew from Fenit RNLI saw a group of dolphins with their heads above water around two and a half miles off Castlegregory beach at 20:30, according to rescuers. “The person was conscious when rescued onboard the lifeboat and was sent to Fenit Harbour for treatment.”
The guy, who refused to give his name, told the rescuers that he planned to swim to a tiny rocky island five miles off the coast where his garments were discovered. After observing the man’s left garments, a few beachgoers alerted police, and the search started.
Although having been at sea for a long time, the guy was just “hypothermic and weary,” but he is expected to make a full recovery very soon. According to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, this dolphin species has only been seen off the Irish coast since 2019, according to the BBC.
Rescuers, on the other hand, remarked that this individual was exceedingly lucky to be found alive. They also raise awareness for people who fall into the water by educating others about it.
“There were a handful of dolphins around when we discovered him,” RNLI spokeswoman Finbarr O’Connell told local media.
“Perhaps they helped him in some way: who knows!” However, this person was extraordinarily lucky. “