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A great white shark had already mauled 24-year-old California surfer Todd Endris' leg and peeled the skin off his back. Just then a pod of dolphins came to help. They circled Todd and blocked the shark's access to him; the surfer caught a wave back to shore and got medical help.
The dolphins had been playing and frolicking in the area while Endris and his friends surfed. He has no doubt they saved his life. "Truly a miracle," he said.
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