STATEMENT BY NSRI:
At 07h20 this morning, Saturday 11 August, NSRI Station 6 Port Elizabeth were alerted to a dolphin stranded on Cape Recife beach.
Sea Rescue Volunteers, Bay World staff and members of the nelson Mandela Bay Marine Animal Stranding Network responded straight to the scene where they found a Common Dolphin well up on the beach.
Port Elizabeth NSRI Station Commander Ian Gray said,” We helped Dr Greg Hoffman and the Stranding Network volunteers to load the adult female Common Dolphin into their special stretcher and then into the Bay World vehicle to be transported to our Sea Rescue station.
“The Sea Rescue vessel JLT Rescuer was prepared and after transferring the dolphin to the Sea Rescue boat we transported her approximately 4 nautical miles out to sea where she was released at 10h05.
” We are cautiously optimistic that she will survive the ordeal,” said Ian.