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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