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Stranded dolphin back in the sea

A dolphin that ended up stranded after swimming up the River Dee in Chester has been successfully released back into the sea and is "safe and well", an RNLI spokeswoman told ITV News. The mammal was nicknamed Davina.

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River Dee dolphin set to be released into open waters

A dolphin that was spotted swimming in the River Dee, Chester, is set to be returned to open waters.

The dolphin was first spotted in the River Dee in Flintshire. Credit: Environment Agency/PA Wire

It is believed the mammal "was probably chasing fish in from the sea and then got caught up in the tidal system" when it became stuck in the river, according to a marine charity.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution said the dolphin was stranded this morning and has now been taken by boat to the Irish Sea where it will be released.

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