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200 dolphins surround Royal Canadian Marine SAR in Howe Sound

Volunteers with Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue in West Vancouver had a wild encounter during a training mission in Howe Sound on Thursday.

Volunteer search and rescue members with the West Vancouver unit were conducting a training exercise

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Volunteers with Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue in West Vancouver, B.C., had a wild encounter during a training mission in Howe Sound on Thursday.

Some 200 dolphins surrounded the unit's boat and began jumping through its wake. The SAR members say they are used to seeing the odd whale or dolphin while out at sea, but never a pod this large. 

The unit managed to capture their experience on camera. Click the video above to see more.