Rescuers: Dolphin stranded in polluted New York canal dies
The dolphin got stuck in the polluted Gowanus Canal, which borders Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood.
January 25th, 2013
08:17 PM ET

Rescuers: Dolphin stranded in polluted New York canal dies

A dolphin stranded in Brooklyn's highly polluted Gowanus Canal today has died, according to the Riverhead Foundation.

Emergency personnel gathered Friday alongside the canal, which borders Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood, in an effort to rescue the marine mammal, which inadvertently had become trapped in the channel's muck and mud.

The Common Dolphin passed away Friday evening, after being stuck in the murky low-tide waters for most of the day, said Joanne Biegert of the Riverhead Foundation.

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