As Hurricane Irma wrecked havoc on southern Florida, Floridians were instructed to evacuate the state, and reporters and hospital workers stayed behind to help and report on the hurricane.
Reporters have been definitely doing the most to get coverage on the hurricane. MSCBC's Kerry Sanders was reporting on Marco Island after the hurricane and stopped mid report to help save a dolphin and a baby dolphin's life. Kerry stopped what he was doing, while his film crew caught the dolphin's rescue live!
A good samaritan named Mark led Kerry to the baby dolphin. The dolphin was washed ashore and disoriented from the hurricane's fierce waves.
In the video Sanders said “We’ve been trying to give this little dolphin, which is no doubt exhausted by the hurricane, an opportunity to catch its strength.”
The two men tried to slowly and carefully lead the baby dolphin back to the water, but clearly the animal was distressed and tired. After about 15 minutes, Kerry and Mark watched the baby finally make it's way back into the ocean.
But, Kerry's acts of heroism wasn't over yet! About 30 minutes after saving the baby dolphin, a large adult dolphin was found on shore. Kerry and six others joined together to help save the helpless dolphin.
The group kept pouring water on the dolphin to keep it alive. Eventually, they picked up the dolphin and released it into the ocean.
The storm surge from Hurricane Irma is what caused the dolphins to wash up on shore.