Fisherman Jumps Off Pier To Save Tangled Sea Turtle [VIDEO]

After this sea turtle became tangled in fishing line under a pier, a brave fisherman jumped into the ocean to rescue it!

By austind03 on December 8, 2017
LADY ELLIOT ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: A Hawksbill sea turtle is seen swimming on January 15, 2012 in Lady Elliot Island, Australia. Lady Elliot Island is one of the three island resorts in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMPA) with the highest designated classification of Marine National Park Zone by GBRMPA. The island of approximately 40 hectares lies 46 nautical miles north-east of the Queensland town of Bundaberg and is the southern-most coral cay of the Great Barrier Reef.
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After saving a sea turtle of the coast of Florida, this fisherman is a hero!

According to Inside Edition, the animal became entangled in fishing line while swimming next to a pier.

Donald Zinn, a fisherman present at the time, explained the situation, saying:

“Most likely this animal would have had hundreds of feet of fishing line around him. It was wrapped around his neck, one of his fins.”

Thankfully, another fisherman jumped into the water to save the trapped creature. Although the turtle was big, the man was able to set the turtle free in a few minutes.

Watch the video above to learn more and to see the incredible rescue!

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