MIAMI — A South Florida man recounted the moment when he saved a dolphin while jet skiing.
Cellphone video captured the entire rescue on film.
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Jet skier Nicholas Tuduri was out on the open water with a friend in Biscayne Bay when he noticed a flailing dolphin that got its tail caught in a net.
Afraid of the animal drowning, Tuduri leaped into action, grabbing a knife to cut the dolphin loose.
After struggling to get a hold of the net, he cut the animal free from the net.
"This animal was in trouble, and it was in trouble due to human," Tuduri said. "It was a very thick, tough, tough nylon rope. It took me almost three minutes straight cutting."
He said he rescued the mammal in the nick of time.
"If we wouldn't have intervened, I don't think the dolphin would have survived a couple of hours," Tuduri said.