A dolphin asked a diver "for help" untangling himself from fishing line he found himself stuck in, New York Daily News reports Jan. 23.
As a diver went snorkeling, a dolphin swam up to him and began pushing into his body. The incident happened during a night dive off Hawaii's large island Jan. 11.
Diver Kelly Laros recalled the situation.
"I noticed he had a fishing wire wrapped around his left fin," Laros said. "I reached out with my left hand … and gestured with my index finger 'Come here.' And he swam right up to me."
The dolphin seemed to understand Laros' helpful gesture. What else made the experience so profound was how the mammal turned his body as if to show where he was tangled in the fish line.
An underwater videographer filmed footage as Laros untangled the dolphin with a knife. As he tried freeing him from the wire, the dolphin would turn his body so more of the wire would be cut off of him.
"He put himself in the position to allow me to most effectively remove the hook and the line," Laros said. "That was just amazing, to think that that animal is that smart."
Once the dolphin was set free after "asking for help" from the diver, he swam away and hasn't been seen since.