US Coast Guard rescues turtles while looking for drugs

US Coast Guard Rescues Turtles While Looking for Drugs

After receiving a tip involving a possible drug package in a high transit zone, the US Coast Guard headed off the coast of Central America to locate the suspicious package.

What they ended up finding at the scene were two entangled sea turtles tangled in discarded fishing line and makeshift buoys.

The guardsmen, who are currently stationed in Alameda, California, quickly went into rescue mode.

The turtle seemed to understand that it was being saved. It stayed relatively calm during the ordeal, and only wiggled away after the tight line had been cut from around its neck.

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US Coast Guard rescues turtles while looking for drugs

The US Coast Guard explained more, writing on their YouTube page: "A small boat crew from Coast Guard Cutter Stratton encountered two sea turtles entangled in fishing line and other debris while on a routine patrol. Watch as the crew works to free the turtles, saving their lives. In honor of World Oceans Day, the Coast Guard honors their maritime stewardship role, which allows for the success of missions such as these."

World Oceans Day was on June 8th.

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