An interesting story of dolphin rescue. But the headline is a bit too much.
A woman says she owes her life to a pod of dolphins after slipping off a cliff and into the sea while trying to rescue her dog.
Four-year-old Cocker Spaniel Ramsay often runs into the water chasing seagulls, but this morning he got into trouble when he couldn’t swim back.
Ms Gitsham says she climbed up the cliff face to follow the distressed pooch from the shore when the unthinkable happened.
“These dolphins just formed this horseshoe and were guiding him in, pushing him in.”
Letting go to grab Ramsay, Ms Gitsham says the dolphins nudged the pair to safety.
I’m curious if this is being slightly misinterpreted by the witness. Perhaps the dolphins were just curious. As the dog went toward the shore, they followed. It’s a nice story. People want to believe that dolphins are magical and have a special connection to humans. It’s likely they are thinking of us in ways we haven’t imagined but how could they comprehend what was occurring, reason what to do and then cooperate to do it? I’m doubtful it happened that way but at least it had a happy ending and everyone is OK.