Firemen Rescue Giant Sea Turtle Caught In Rubbish Trap At Port Dickson
Firemen rescued a 150kg sea turtle caught in a rubbish trap in Port Dickson on Tuesday, 16 July
State Fire and Rescue Department deputy operations director Ahmad Mukhlis Mokhtar said seven firemen rushed to the scene upon receiving a call around 11.46am.
According to the New Straits Times, upon arrival, they found that the turtle was three feet by two-and-a-half feet in size and was unable to move as it was trapped between two bars in the rubbish trap.
The firemen were subsequently lowered by rope into the water to free the turtle
The turtle is believed to be a hawksbill, also known as Eretmochelys imbricata
The firemen also did checks on the turtle and deemed it uninjured. It was later released back it into the sea.
Hawksbill turtles are listed as protected under Schedule 1 of the 1997 Wildlife Conservation Enactment in Sabah
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