Loggerhead turtle rescued on Hunting Island

Loggerhead turtle rescued on Hunting Island
(Source: Friends of Hunting Island Sea Turtle Conservation Project)
(Source: Friends of Hunting Island Sea Turtle Conservation Project)
(Source: Friends of Hunting Island Sea Turtle Conservation Project)
(Source: Friends of Hunting Island Sea Turtle Conservation Project)
(Source: Friends of Hunting Island Sea Turtle Conservation Project)

HUNTING ISLAND STATE PARK,SC (WTOC) - Volunteers rescued a turtle Thursday morning on Hunting Island, SC.

Friends of Hunting Island were surveying the beach when Merle Wolfgang spotted the mama loggerhead stuck in a hole under a downed tree.

Buddy Lawrence, Ernie Wilson and Bob Bobko sprang into action to free the turtle and help her return to the sea.

It took the volunteers about an hour to rescue the turtle.

The Friends of Hunting Island Sea Turtle Conservation Project's goal is to protect as many turtles, their nests, and their hatchlings as possible. You can donate here.

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