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600-pound dolphin jumps onto tour boat

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A group of tourists out looking for dolphins on the Marco (Fla.) River got more than they bargained for Sunday when a 600-pound dolphin jumped into their 24-foot pontoon boat.

The dolphin hit a woman on board, spraining her ankle, and became lodged inside. The eight people on board immediately called authorities, according to press reports.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Collier County Sheriff's Office responded. It took about 10 men to wrap rope around the dolphin and place it on a backboard. The group then released it back into the water.

The dolphin, which was on the boat for about 20 minutes, wasn't injured.

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