Story of lifeguards’ rescue by dolphins inspires BBC film director

Date: 1/12/2006

Like many people around the world, English documentary-maker Nick Stringer was fascinated by the story of dolphins saving New Zealand lifeguards from a shark attack. Now Mr. Stringer and a four-man film crew from Big Wave Productions have filmed a documentary-drama about the story for the BBC’s Natural World series. The rescue made world headlines in November, 2004, when seven dolphins surrounded a group of lifeguards and slapped the water with their tails for 40 minutes to frighten off a circling three metre great white shark.

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