A Dolphin Is Trapped In New York’s Filthiest Canal

UPDATE: CBSNewYork is reporting that the dolphin has died.The creature found its way into Brooklyn’s pretty polluted (and freezing) Gowanus Canal Friday afternoon.

1. NYPD and Animal Rescue are on the scene, though it’s unclear what they’re doing to help the dolphin. Check back for updates.

2. UPDATE 1: The cloudy water around the dolphin appears to be blood from its fin, witnesses say. :(

3. UPDATE 2: Authorities told the “New York Times” they can’t attempt a rescue until high tide this evening.

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