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Wounded dolphin dies after rescue at Patong

Wounded dolphin dies after rescue at Patong

PHUKET: A wounded striped dolphin rescued from shallow water at Patong Beach late yesterday afternoon (July 17) has died, marine life experts at the Siritharn Rare Marine Life Rescue Center have confirmed.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 18 July 2022, 10:43AM


Lifeguards at the beach were alerted at about 5:20pm that a young dolphin had been found in distress in shallow water near the bridge at the southern end of Patong Beach.

Soon after, lifeguards as well as Patong Police and Kusoildharm rescue workers were at the scene. Marine biologists at the Siritharn Rare Marine Life Rescue Center, based at Ao Makham on Phuket’s east coast, also soon arrived.

The marine life experts checked the dolphin for obvious signs of injury and found a wound on its tail. Coordinated efforts then saw the young dolphin brought ashore and rushed to the the Siritharn Rare Marine Life Rescue Center.

Marine biologists at the centre later confirmed that the dolphin had died. Details of any infections the dolphin may have been suffering or how serious the wound on the tail was have yet to be announced.

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JohnC | 19 July 2022 - 08:35:35

It will no doubt end up on the dinner table of one of Phuket's pathetic Hi-Sos so they can brag in front of their sad friends about their exotic dining tastes.

Kurt | 18 July 2022 - 10:57:12

Found at south end Patong beach, near bridge? Poor dolphin, at outlet of pure untreated contaminated waterflow location. Dolphin died of that contaminated water flow, but we will never read that conclusion.. 

 

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