This story is about a swimmer who lost off the Irish coast for nearly 12 hours. Thanking a pod of dolphins he could save his life.
A few days ago a rescue crew at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) got unexpected help from a group of dolphins. The rescue team was looking for a missing swimmer for12 hours. Thankfully he was managed to survive and the volunteers found him surrounded by a small group of bottlenose dolphins.
The rescuers said that at 20:30 the volunteer lifeboat crew has seen that a pod of dolphins and a head above the water about 2 and a half miles off Castlegregory beach. So the casualty was conscious and immediately recovered onto the lifeboat and he was brought to the Fenit Harbor to be hospitalized.
The man who didn’t reveal his name said that he intended to swim to a small rocky island five miles off the beach, where his clothes have been initially spotted. Some beachgoers noticed the man’s abandoned clothes for hours. Then they have alerted the authorities and the search has begun.
As he was being stranded at sea for so long the man was only “hypothermic and exhausted” but he will soon recover. According to the Irish whale and dolphin group, the dolphin species has been spotted off the Irish coast only since 2019.
The rescuers said that the guy was lucky to be found alive. They also raise awareness for people who venture at the sea to let others know about this. They said that the man is very lucky to be alive!