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Coast Guard crew saves sea turtle in Oregon Inlet

Posted September 1, 2014 1:52 p.m. EDT
Updated September 1, 2014 2:15 p.m. EDT

— Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Park Service rescued a loggerhead sea turtle Sunday that had become ensnared in a fishing line in Oregon Inlet.

The Coast Guard said a boater reported seeing the turtle near Bonner Bridge, The animal was tangled in line and dragging a plastic bucket.

A crew from the Station Oregon Inlet, along with a park service agent, went to free the turtle and evaluate its condition. The loggerhead was in good condition and released.