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Dolphin rescue plays out on live television on Marco Island, Florida

Posted at 9:02 AM, Sep 11, 2017

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. -- A dramatic rescue played out live on WFTX-TV Monday morning as Marco Island residents worked together to help rescue a live dolphin.

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Reporter Tony Russell and photographer Dennis Meister were there to show the rescue as it happened.

Russell joined the group as they lifted the dolphin up and carried it into the rough surf, where it managed to swim away after a brief struggle.

This was the second such rescue along the beach on Marco Island on Monday morning.