Injured sea turtle rescued near Yzerfontein

2014-06-09 08:30

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Johannesburg - An injured 76kg sea turtle found between rocks in Yzerfontein, Western Cape, has been rescued, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

A member of the public reported seeing the sea turtle coming out of the ocean onto rocks on Saturday afternoon, said spokesperson Craig Lambinon.

"Our NSRI Yzerfontein volunteer sea rescue duty crew responded to investigate and on arrival on-scene found a large sea turtle on rocks, suffering an injured flipper and a crack on the shell", he said.

"Assisted by members of the public, our sea rescue crew carried the sea turtle to our sea rescue vehicle."

The department of environmental affairs was alerted and arrangements were made for the SA Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (Sanccob) to send a vehicle to collect the turtle.

"Sanccob volunteers have taken over care of the sea turtle, which will be transported to the Sanccob facility in Table View and then transferred to the Two Oceans Aquarium for further medical assessment and treatment", said Lambinon.

Beeld newspaper reported on Monday that fisherman Koos Otto spotted the metre-long turtle between the rocks.
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