A group of divers in the waters off Kona, Hawaii, spent eight minutes untangling a fishing hook from the pectoral fin of a bottlenose dolphin. The animal was drawn to a lighted area where experienced diver Keller Laros was filming manta rays.
The dolphin turned on its injured side and trusted Laros that he would finda a way to free him. Laros told Khon 2: “There was a line coming out of his mouth, But, the line wrapped around his pectoral fin was so tight…I was worried if tudded on it, it might hurt him more. I was able to cut the fishing line and unwrap it.“
The whole rescue operation lasted eight minutes.