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Last Updated: Thursday December 14 2006 16:51 GMT

World's tallest man saves dolphin

Bao Xishun helps save a dolphin

The world's tallest man has come to the rescue of two dolphins who've been snacking on things they shouldn't have.

The dolphins had been eating bits of plastic from around their pool but couldn't digest them.

Even vets using medical equipment couldn't help, so they turned to Bao Xishun, 54, who is the world's tallest living man at 2.36m (7ft 8.95in).

He used his 1.06m-long arms to reach down the throats of the dolphins and get out the dangerous bits of plastic.

Now the dolphins are doing fine, with the manager of the centre they live in saying they are "in very good condition now".

Before Mr Bao's emergency help the dolphins had been depressed and didn't want to eat anything, but now they're getting better.

Mr Bao was kept safe from the dolphins by keepers holding their heads back and using towels to protect him from their teeth.

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