Coast Guard Frees Trapped Turtle In Montauk Harbor
The crew was informed of the trapped turtle by the sailing vessel Summer Wind, which radioed the Coast Guard boat after it spotted the animal three miles south of Montauk Harbor.
The sea turtle was set free Wednesday afternoon when the crew cut and untwisted the line and buoys from around the turtle’s neck and two front flippers.
Assisting the Coast Guard was a biologist from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.
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