Friday, March 30, 2007

Student fails to save dolphin from boat accident

A CITY COLLEGE student launched a desperate but failed attempt to save a dolphin injured by a boat propeller.

Coventry photography student Kev Donnelly, aged 17, was on a field trip to Newquay in Cornwall, taking pictures of coastal wildlife when he came across the injured baby dolphin in the shallows close to the beach.

He took it to a nearby aquarium but the creature had such a bad gash to its tail that it could not be saved.

Kev said: "It was very upsetting to see the dolphin hurt and struggling in the water.

"Blue Reef Aquarium was just 100 metres along the beach, so I thought if I could get it there in time, staff would be able to help it.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"