Coast Guard Rescues Dolphin After It Lands in Boat off Florida Coast

Purestock/Thinkstock(BACK BAY, Fla.) -- The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a distressed dolphin Thursday after it landed in a boat off the coast of Back Bay, Florida.

Video of the rescue shows the dolphin in a small pool of water on the floor of a boat before Coast Guard crew members carefully lifted it back into the water.

"Just keep sliding him back!" one of the crew members can be heard yelling in the video before the dolphin enters the water and makes a splash.

"The Coast Guard coordinated with a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission marine biologist who determined the dolphin should be placed back into the water as quickly as possible to ensure the dolphin's survival," the Department of Defense said in a statement.

There were no details about how the dolphin landed inside the boat or about the dolphin's current condition.

The crew members who completed the rescue were from the Fort Myers Beach Coast Guard station.

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