Dolphin seen in Brooklyn creek dies

Dolphin seen in Brooklyn creek dies

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The dolphin that was seen swimming in Brooklyn's Coney Island Creek Thursday was found dead Friday morning.

The body of the marine mammal, which had been swimming in circles near Cropsey Avenue and Bay 54th Street, was found at 11:30 a.m., according to the Riverhead Foundation.

The NYPD Harbor Patrol did respond to the scene on Thursday, but officers held off interfering with the dolphin in the hope that it would find its way out of the creek. Officers later lost sight of the animal.

An officer with the Department of Environmental Conservation brought the dolphin's body to shore. It was taken back to the Riverhead Foundation for a necropsy.

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