Reporters have been on the scene in Florida as Hurricane Irma continues to devastate the areas, and now some are saving animals on the job.
NBC’s Kerry Sanders and Fox 4 reporter Tony Russell found themselves completing the unexpected assignment of saving dolphins that had washed ashore on Marco Island, along the Gulf Coast.
Sanders, who teamed up with some Good Samaritans, saved not one, but two dolphins within less than an hour time frame on Monday.
The first of the mammals was just a baby and local resident had found him washed all the way up onto the sidewalk.
“He had picked it up from a sidewalk and brought it to the beach. That’s where we saw him. He had wrapped it in a blanket and then we stumbled upon him,” Sanders told Today of the stranger who first found the stranded baby animal.
WATCH: @KerryNBC and a team of others rescued a second dolphin that washed ashore in Marco Island, Florida, after #Irma pic.twitter.com/r2RkoOwePS
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The a veteran correspondent, who has covered more than 60 hurricanes and more than a dozen dolphin stories, said they had to make several attempts to guide the …read more