When Dolphins Attack: Bloodied Florida Man Warns Swimmers

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“Dolphins are not little play things.”

Swim with dolphins? We’ll pass. 

Sep 22, 2020 

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – It was shortly before noon when Eddie Lynch went out for a swim when he noticed a large dolphin swimming next to him and then he stopped. So did the dolphin. For a moment the two were face to face.

“And, uh, I said I gotta get out of here,” said Lynch. “And I started turning my body this way and he caught my hand and he had the whole hand in his mouth.”

Lynch was able to make it to shore. His hand was bloodied from the bite. A good samaritan told him to take off his shirt, and used that to stop the bleeding.

Lynch’s wife is a physician and took him to the emergency room for treatment.

Lynch says there is no doubt in his mind that the bite did in fact come from a dolphin. He’s sharing his story as a warning to others who enjoy time in the warm gulf waters.

“Dolphins are not little play things,” said Lynch … Read more. 

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