A very unusual incident occurred in Tralee Bay, Ireland. The man decided to swim more than 8 kilometers from the coast to the rocks, but it turned out that he was not ready for such a feat.
In addition, he was not wearing a special wetsuit that could protect his body from the icy water. As a result, the young man swam only half the way, and then lost all strength and began to simply drift in the water.
At 11 o'clock in the morning, a swimmer's clothing was found on the shore. At that time, the man had been in the water for more than three hours. The rescue operation began much later.
To search for the man, rescuers used not only special boats, but also helicopters.
After a while, the rescuers noticed a rather large flock of dolphins. At first glance, it seemed that they were circling around the seal, but in fact it turned out to be the swimmer they were looking for.
Despite the fact that the man could hardly stay on the water and was very cold, he was able to raise his hand to be noticed.
Rescuers said that the dolphins swam around, but at the same time did not show any aggression towards the young man. They believe that in this way the animals wanted to either protect him, or force him to swim to a safer place.
With their help, the rescuers managed to quickly find the swimmer, because otherwise everything could have ended more sadly.
The man was quickly taken out of the water and immediately taken to the hospital. No one understands how he managed to survive after 12 hours in ice water.