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An injured Hawksbill sea turtle, found on Strand Beach was rescued on Wednesday.

Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordons Bay station commander, said:

At 08h17, Wednesday, 5 August, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated to assist at Strand Beach where a sea turtle was located, appearing to be injured on the beach.

On arrival on the scene a sea turtle, identified as a Hawksbill sea turtle, was secured into a towel and taken off the beach in the care of NSRI.

Arrangements were made with 2 Oceans Aquarium to collect the turtle in Strand.

The turtle has been transported to 2 Oceans Aquarium where it is in the care of Vets and being treated for hypothermia and malnutrition and our hopes are that the small turtle will survive.

NSRI commend the swift response to assist the turtle.

-ENDS-

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is the charity organisation that saves lives on South African waters – both coastal and inland. Our goal is to prevent drowning through rescue operations, education and prevention initiatives.

Operating from base stations along the SA coastline, and on inland dams, our rescue volunteers are on call, at all hours, every day of the year. Our rescue crew receives no payment and neither do we charge the people we rescue.

We visit schools around the country, teaching children about water safety. Our drowning prevention measures include our online training academy, with free courses for crew and the public, emergency signage, Pink Rescue Buoys for emergency flotation, rescue swimmers, lifeguards, and active patrols during peak seasons.Our organisation is totally reliant on donations and sponsorships. This enables us to do the work of saving lives, changing lives, and creating futures.

You can do your bit to assist. Please visit www.nsri.org.za for more information.

SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY: 112 or 087 094 9774

Released by:

Craig LambinonSEA RESCUE COMMUNICATIONSEmail: communications@searescue.org.za | Cell: +27 (0) 82 380 3800 | www.searescue.org.za

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