There was an unusual sight in Brooklyn Thursday as a dolphin was trapped in a canal off Coney Island.
Police say the dolphin swam under a debris boom blocking the mouth of the creek during low tide.
On the advice of a marine preservation group, police cut the boom away.
People in the area expressed concern.
"I'm hoping that they save it, 'cause I know dolphins are supposed to be in fresh water and I know after a while, when it's in saltwater, that have organ failure, and they skin get lesions and rashes and stuff like that. And the fact that it's a baby," said Tiffany Thompson, who saw the dolphin. "I'm hoping that they save it in time."
"I hope they are able to get him out of here," said John Israel, who saw the dolphin. "This is not exactly the cleanest water."
Police were hoping that the dolphin swims out on its own once the tide rises, but it was unclear as of late Thursday night if the dolphin did so.