05/21/2014 04:16 pm ET Updated May 21, 2014

Dolphin Befriends Guy On Jet Ski, Swims Alongside Him (VIDEO)

Even dolphins need some company.

A man was recently joined by an unexpected guest during a morning ride on Falmouth Bay in the United Kingdom. In a video shared by Cornwall-based Chough Productions, a dolphin follows a Jet Ski rider as he navigates the bay.

The mammal swims alongside the watercraft, periodically jumping out of the water before diving beneath the Jet Ski.

On YouTube, the rider explains: "It followed me for over 10 minutes. Every time I stopped he would pop up beside me and wait for me to start again."

He added that it was the dolphin who approached him, not the other way around.

It's not the first time a dolphin has swam alongside someone for an extended length of time. Last month, a pod of dolphins accompanied a long-distance swimmer across New Zealand's Cook Strait after a great white shark drew near.

In another instance earlier this year, a dolphin who was separated from her pod off the coast of Australia sought out beachgoers to play with near Sydney.

(h/t The Dodo)



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