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Responders in Indian River County rescue injured Sea Turtle

Responders in Indian River County rescue injured Sea Turtle

Responders in Indian River County rescue injured Sea Turtle

Indian River County, (treasurecoast.com)- Over the weekend the Indian River Sheriff responded to channel marker 130 in the intercoastal waterway. The call was regarding a large injured sea turtle. This marker is approximately 1 mile north of the Barber Bridge.

An angler located a sea turtle. It had been struck by a boat and was suffering from a large cut across its shell.

Responders in Indian River County rescue injured Sea Turtle photo: Indian River Sheriff
Responders in Indian River County rescue injured Sea Turtle photo: Indian River Sheriff

The Indian River county  marine unit responded with an additional road patrol deputy and four firefighters to assist. They were able to capture the turtle using a large net and the turtle was transported to Fire Station 2.

The turtle was then carried to a wildlife rescue volunteer’s vehicle. The volunteer transported it to a turtle rescue facility in Juno Beach.

Responders in Indian River County rescue injured Sea Turtle photo: Indian River Sheriff
Responders in Indian River County rescue injured Sea Turtle photo: Indian River Sheriff

This was a community effort with citizens, Fire Rescue, IRCSO & FWC coming together to save this injured 200 lbs sea turtle.

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