A dolphin which had become stranded on sandbanks in the River Dee has been released into deeper water. Flint RNLI lifeboat launched at around 11.30am this morning and proceeded to Airbus UK’s loading facility, just downstream from Saltney Ferry.

The dolphin was in difficulty and required help to reach deeper waters.

With a representative from British Divers Marine Life Rescue on board to monitor its condition, the volunteer crew put the dolphin inside a stretcher and transferred her into the lifeboat.

The Flint inshore RNLI lifeboat headed towards Rhyl and was met by Rhyl all-weather lifeboat and the crew worked together to help release her in to deeper waters at Rhyl Flats.