Boy given artificial dolphin flippers to swim

  • 31 August 2013

Eight-year-old Cieran is making a splash after his parents raised £1,000 to pay for a pair of prosthetic flippers to help him swim.

Cieran who lost his legs after illness used his flippers to swim with Winter the dolphin.

"It was incredible the speed he could travel through the water," said his mum.

Winter has an artificial tail too. She lost her real one in a fishing accident.

Pictures courtesy of Clearwater Marine Aquarium