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A Dolphin Is Trapped In New York's Filthiest Canal

UPDATE: CBSNewYork is reporting that the dolphin has died.The creature found its way into Brooklyn's pretty polluted (and freezing) Gowanus Canal Friday afternoon.

Posted on January 25, 2013, at 2:10 p.m. ET

NYPD and Animal Rescue are on the scene, though it's unclear what they're doing to help the dolphin. Check back for updates.

UPDATE 1: The cloudy water around the dolphin appears to be blood from its fin, witnesses say. :(

Via pix11.com

UPDATE 2: Authorities told the "New York Times" they can't attempt a rescue until high tide this evening.

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