Loggerhead turtle rescued in Oregon Inlet

A Coast Guard crew releases a loggerhead sea turtle near the Bonner Bridge, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Matt Strucic)
A Coast Guard crew releases a loggerhead sea turtle near the Bonner Bridge, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Matt Strucic)

NAGS HEAD, N.C. (WAVY) — The U.S. Coast Guard and National Park Service rescued an entangled sea turtle in the Oregon Inlet Sunday.

A boater near the Bonner Bridge informed Coast Guard Sector North Carolina that a loggerhead sea turtle was caught in a line and dragging a plastic bucket. Watchstanders from Station Oregon Inlet, along with a NPS agent, responded.

The crew was able to free the turtle. The NPS agent collected data and determined the turtle was in good health, so it was released.

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