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WATCH: Cork City Fire Brigade hailed as heroes for freeing trapped dolphin

Cork City Fire Brigade members were hailed as heroes for helping free a dolphin trapped in the upper harbour by tree branches.

The dolphin had apparently become disoriented and swam beyond the upper reaches of Cork harbour into the lower, narrower reaches of the

River Lee.

"There is no such thing as an ordinary day in this job," one fire fighter acknowledged.

Fire crews said they were delighted the dolphin was able to make good its escape back to open water.

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