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Dramatic moment a horse-rider saves the baby dolphin that she found stranded on an Irish beach by wading into sea to release it

  • Jenni Hanninen was out horse-riding and she spotted a washed up baby dolphin 
  • Quick-thiking Jenni gently picked up the dolphin and waded deep into waters
  • Jenni, who lives in Drogheda, County Louth laughed off suggestions of giving up her job for a career in animal rescue

By Bridie Pearson-jones For Mailonline

Published: 10:00 EDT, 10 July 2018 | Updated: 23:57 EDT, 10 July 2018

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This is the amazing moment a woman rescues a baby dolphin stranded on a beach.

Jenni Hanninen, originally from Finland, was out horse-riding with friends on Seapoint Beach in Termonfeckin, Ireland when she spotted the stricken animal.

Quick-thinking Jenni, an account manager for a finance company in nearby Navan, gently picked up the dolphin and waded into waters deep enough to release it.

Piperstown Equestrian stable worker Darren Cannell captured the action on June 30 as the riding group stopped for the kind-hearted action.

Jenni told independent.ie: 'When I was younger I might have saved a couple of birds but nothing like this. 

'I just saw the first baby dolphin at the side of the water. I didn't know who to call or if I should call the coastguard or someone.

'So I went over to help and when I was coming back there was another one which was stranded as well. 

Jenni, who lives in Drogheda, County Louth laughed off suggestions of giving up her job for a career in animal rescue. 

A spokesperson for Piperstown Equestrian commented: 'Not only is Jenni one of our top riders in the yard, also turns out she's a cracking life guard, it must be the 'Fin'-ish in her.'

This is the amazing moment a woman rescues a baby dolphin stranded on a beach
This is the amazing moment a woman rescues a baby dolphin stranded on a beach

This is the amazing moment a woman rescues a baby dolphin stranded on a beach

Jenni Hanninen, originally from Finland, wades into the sea to release the baby dolphin
Jenni Hanninen, originally from Finland, wades into the sea to release the baby dolphin

Jenni Hanninen, originally from Finland, wades into the sea to release the baby dolphin

The calf had washed up on the coast luckily quick-thinking Jenni gently picked it up and waded into waters deep enough to release it
The calf had washed up on the coast luckily quick-thinking Jenni gently picked it up and waded into waters deep enough to release it

The calf had washed up on the coast luckily quick-thinking Jenni gently picked it up and waded into waters deep enough to release it

Quick-thinking Jenni, an account manager for finance company PFS in nearby Navan, gentle picked up the dolphin and waded into waters deep enough to release it
Quick-thinking Jenni, an account manager for finance company PFS in nearby Navan, gentle picked up the dolphin and waded into waters deep enough to release it

Quick-thinking Jenni, an account manager for finance company PFS in nearby Navan, gentle picked up the dolphin and waded into waters deep enough to release it

Jenni poses on a horse - the avid rider was on the beach with her friends when she came across the stranded dolphin
Jenni poses on a horse - the avid rider was on the beach with her friends when she came across the stranded dolphin

Jenni poses on a horse - the avid rider was on the beach with her friends when she came across the stranded dolphin

Jenny and her friends horse-riding on the beach where they came across the stranded calf
Jenny and her friends horse-riding on the beach where they came across the stranded calf

Jenny and her friends horse-riding on the beach where they came across the stranded calf

 

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By Shawn Arnette 10/07/2018 23:57:00