Saturday 6 August 2022 07:43 PM British swimmer SAVED from shark after brave pod of dolphins form protective ... trends now

Saturday 6 August 2022 07:43 PM British swimmer SAVED from shark after brave pod of dolphins form protective ... trends now
Saturday 6 August 2022 07:43 PM British swimmer SAVED from shark after brave pod of dolphins form protective ... trends now

Saturday 6 August 2022 07:43 PM British swimmer SAVED from shark after brave pod of dolphins form protective ... trends now

Dolphins to the rescue: British swimmer is SAVED from 6ft shark after brave pod of mammals form protective circle around him off the coast of New Zealand Adam Walker from Nottingham spotted the great white underneath him He was completing the 16-mile swim across the Cook Strait when he spotted it But the dolphins formed a circle around him, a common defence against sharks 'I’d like to think they were protecting me and guiding me home,' said Adam 

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Swimming with dolphins has long been the dream of many an adventurous backpacker.

But one travelling Brit got more than he bargained for when he took a dive with a pod of dolphins off the coast of New Zealand to cross another exploit off the bucket list.

Adam Walker from Nottingham was swimming with the mammals when a six-foot great white shark appeared only a few feet away.

Adam Walker from Nottingham was completing the 16-mile challenge to swim across the Cook Strait when he came across the shark, with the cold blooded beast appearing underneath him

Adam Walker from Nottingham was completing the 16-mile challenge to swim across the Cook Strait when he came across the shark, with the cold blooded beast appearing underneath him

He was completing the 16-mile challenge to swim across the Cook Strait when he came across the shark, with the cold blooded beast swimming beneath him.

'I happened to look down and saw a shark a few metres underneath me,' Adam said on his YouTube channel. 'I tried not to panic as I have an objective to successfully swim across.'

Adam says the dolphins formed a protective ring around him when the shark approached, shielding him from any potential attacks. 

'I’d like to think they were protecting me and guiding me home,' he told the Marlborough Express. 'This swim will stay with me

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