UPDATE MIDDAY

Rescuers have attempted to herd the trapped dolphins on to the banks of Shallow Channel for transport to Whiting Beach to no avail.

Witnesses said the rescuers from Dolphin Marine Magic park in Coffs Harbour and the National Parks and Wildlife officers attempted to utilise netting to herd the dolphins on to the banks. 

"The dolphins were able to just swim down and under the netting as the guys were putting it in place," onlooker Max Snowden said. 

"I think they are about to get out there and try the nets again." 

UPDATE 10.15am

Onlookers have said that half a dozen members of the Dolphin Marine Magic park are on scene and assisting with Parks and Wildlife officers to rescue the two stranded dolphins. 

Clarence Valley resident Max Snowden who has been on scene since about 7am said that the dolphins appeared to be healthy and relatively relaxed. 

"There is about six to eight foot of water where they are swimming and there is plenty of fish for them to eat," he said. "The dolphin park mob who have been out there with them have said they appear healthy and calm." 

"They are going to try and walk them out in to the deeper water, if they cant walk them out they will have to put them in a boat and transfer them that way." 

Watch the video above as local resident Lyn Tunbridge, who has been on scene since early hours of this morning, explains the situation and what he thinks will need to happen to rescue the trapped mother and her calf. 

People watch on as dolphins are stuck in shallow water at Yamba.
People watch on as dolphins are stuck in shallow water at Yamba.

EARLIER

TWO dolphins, allegedly a mother and her pup, have been left stranded up the Clarence River at Shallow Channel, just outside of Yamba. 

Local residents have responded to the incident and are offering any and all assistance to local wildlife rangers. 

A member from the Dolphin Marine Magic park is allegedly on scene, hoping to rescue the dolphins from their current predicament. 

More to come on this story of rescue. 



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