(CMR) A lucky turtle will live a full life out in the open sea thanks to fast thinking boater Zach Merren.
On Saturday morning he came across a fishing line near Kaibo that go entangled in his propeller. Upon closer examination he realized that a turtle was caught up in the fishing line and most of it was wrapped tightly around the turtle's neck. The turtle was in obvious distress and would have surely died.
Unfortunately Zach was unable to free the turtle by himself. However, he called for help from his parents who were also out on the water in close proximity. DOE was also called in to save the day.
After quite a bit of work they were able to free the turtle and set her free in deep waters near the reef.
We understand that another turtle was not as fortunate and died a few days before under similar circumstances.