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A Dolphin Got Lost And Swam Up A River In Wales

The dolphin was first seen in the River Dee on Monday, and spent two days trying to find its way back to sea. Also it may have attempted to invade England.

1. The dolphin was first spotted by members of the public on Monday, swimming around the River Dee near Connah’s Quay in Flintshire, Wales.

Russell M Baker / Via Twitter: @RussellMBaker

Russell Baker

@RussellMBaker

Just seen a dolphin in the River Dee at Connahs Quay

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3. But by Tuesday, it had swum all the way to Chester.

That means it probably crossed the border into England, potentially heralding a massive influx of Welsh dolphins.


Neil Bellis

@neilbellis

Just came back from chasing a dolphin up and down the River Dee. Was nice.

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5. While it was there, maintenance workers captured this spectacular picture of it.

Environment Agency / Via Twitter: @EnvAgencyNW

Have a look at this #dolphin our maintenance team spotted in the river #dee nr #chester yesterday http://t.co/XqtDGC95yA #valuingwater

— EnvAgencyNW (@Env Agency NW)

Env Agency NW

@EnvAgencyNW

Have a look at this #dolphin our maintenance team spotted in the river #dee nr #chester yesterday http://t.co/XqtDGC95yA #valuingwater

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7. The dolphin briefly got stranded on Tuesday while trying to swim back to sea, with experts keeping a close eye on it to make sure it was safe.

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8. Some people were worried for the dolphin’s health

@GavinMatthews2 Is this the dolphin they saw in the dee? No? Well it'll look like this if it stays there! Lol

— bev3107 (@bev myers)

bev myers

@bev3107

@GavinMatthews2 Is this the dolphin they saw in the dee? No? Well it’ll look like this if it stays there! Lol

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9. The coastguard were also deployed - to make sure spectators trying to spot the dolphin were safe.

10. But good news! After two days of the dolphin swimming around lost, it looks like the story has a happy ending.

We have been informed that the dolphin, dubbed "Dave the Dolphin", spotted in the River Dee has made it's way back to sea safe and sound.

— ChesterChron (@Chester Chronicle)

Chester Chronicle

@ChesterChron

We have been informed that the dolphin, dubbed “Dave the Dolphin”, spotted in the River Dee has made it’s way back to sea safe and sound.

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11. Goodbye, lost Welsh dolphin who was apparently called “Dave” (according to the Chester Chronicle). We hope you enjoyed your visit to Chester.

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