NYPD: Dolphin spotted in Coney Island Creek swam safely back to Atlantic Ocean

Officers say the animal swam out during high tide after a hole was created in the creek boom.

Officers say the animal swam out during high tide after a hole was created in the creek boom. (11/15/13)

BROOKLYN - A dolphin seen swimming in Coney Island Creek is believed to have safely made its way back out to the Atlantic Ocean.

The NYPD says the dolphin swam out during high tide Thursday night after officers created a hole in the creek boom.

Marine experts and Brooklyn neighbors had feared that the animal did not survive because it wasn’t seen again after an apparent struggle at the end of the waterway.

Police say that while it's not that uncommon to see a dolphin in the ocean near Coney Island, it's the first time that one was spotted in the creek. 

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