Monday, 14 March 2011

Woman injured when dolphin jumps into boat in Florida river

Rescuers treat woman, free dolphin

Posted: 7:52 AM
Last Updated: 2 hours and 46 minutes ago

By: Joey Davis
Elysa Batista

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - A woman was injured Sunday when a dolphin weighing between 600 and 700 pounds jumped into the deck of a boat on the Marco River.

Isles of Capri Fire spokesman Keith Perry says the 911 call came in 2:44 p.m. when a passenger said the dolphin landed on a woman as it jumped on board.

Firefighters treated the woman, who was not identified, for a sprained ankle.

Rescue officials from the Isles of Capri Fire Department, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Collier County Sheriff's Office used an immobilizing board and rope to pull the large dolphin off the boat and back into the water.

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