February 26, 2015
Two sea turtles caught in fishing net were freed earlier this month by a Coast Guard rescue swimmer.
The Alert, a Coast Guard cutter homeported in Astoria, encountered the struggling turtles while on patrol Feb. 10 in the eastern Pacific, according to a statement from the guard.
The cutter’s bridge watch team flagged plastic containers used as buoys floating in the water and then saw the two entangled turtles.
“Jumping into the ocean to free a couple of sea turtles is not something you wake up in the morning…
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