Hopes fade for dolphin trapped in Glasgow river
The dolphin which swam up the River Clyde in the UK headed back out to sea last night, but vets are saying that it likely wont' survive the next few days.
Marine experts are losing hope of saving a wounded dolphin spotted swimming through central Glasgow.
Attempts to steer the distressed animal out of the River Clyde have so far failed.
Rescuers last spotted the 10ft-long Risso's dolphin heading west towards the sea but are concerned that it won't survive for long. The species is rarely seen outside of deep water and the animal appears to have been injured, suffering a gash above one eye.
Tony Woodley of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) said hopes were fading that the dolphin would make it back to sea. "It is very, very thin and it is completely out of its normal environment," he said. "It is very unlikely it is going to survive."
Vets have met to assess the dolphin's condition, although it is thought nothing can be done until the dolphin strands.