Dolphin was far from home in River Dee

Officials from the Environment Agency were left stunned after they filmed a dolphin in Chester’s River Dee!

Staff were conducting routine flood defence maintenance on the waterway when they witnessed the rare site and it is believed the dolphin swam up the river during the high spring tide.

It is the first time that officers have seen one of the species in the popular fishing venue, although rumours have arisen to suggest a similar sighting was reported around eight years ago.

The impressive mammal has since been rescued by the RNLI and carried back out to sea.