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WATCH: Swimmer trying to save dolphins…is saved by dolphins during fundraiser

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – You can call it an act of karma.

A man who was trying to raise money to save dolphins was actually rescued by an entire pod of the creatures during his fundraiser.

According to Yahoo! News, Adam Walker was attempting an 8 hour, 16 mile swim to raise money for Stop Whaling, an organization that funds whale and dolphin conservation.

During his swim, he spotted a great white shark swimming beneath him.

Amazingly, a large pod of dolphins came to his aid.

They surrounded him, swimming at his side for nearly an hour until the shark left the area.

In a Facebook post, he wrote, “Yesterday I swam the 6th of the ‘oceans seven’ swims ‘Cook Strait’ in 8 hours 36 mins. But that doesn’t tell the whole story rolling waves, big currents but more important than that a dream come true swimming with dolphins over an hour!! I’d like to think they were protecting me and guiding me home!! This swim will stay with me forever Check out the pics!!!! It makes it even more apt that all my swims have been for the charity ‘whales & dolphin conservation’ Feel blown away please feel free to share.”

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