A dolphin has been found in a Queensland lake, with authorities calling it a “dangerous” discovery.
Key points:The man died on the water with the dolphin, which is believed to have been in the lake for yearsThe death is being treated as a homicide and police are looking for the ownerThe man’s body was found by boat on a nearby beach on SundayMr Jackson said he was working on the lake when the man, who was not identified, died.
“He’s gone down with the boat,” he said.
“There’s a lot of water around, but it’s not going to be dangerous, because we’re pretty sure it’s been there for a long time.”
Police said they were called to a man’s home on the North Coot-thorn River about 6:00pm on Sunday.
“We found a body floating about two metres in the water on the beach,” Mr Jackson said.
The man was found with a black and white dolphin, a large amount of blood on its back, and its tail was wrapped around a large rock.
“It’s very unusual,” Mr Martin said.
Topics:dolphin-assisted-recovery,animals,environment,law-crime-and-justice,death,qld,australiaMore stories from Queensland