24 Jun, 2019 @ 11:41
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Turtle unable to dive due to plastic bottles freed in southern Spain

THE Red Cross has rescued a turtle that was unable to dive due to plastic bottles being attached to its body.

The sea turtle was sighted by kayakers near Mazarron, before Maritime Rescue alerted the localised Red Cross unit.

The turtle was freed after removing polyester string and bottles attached to its fins, mouth and neck.

The string had wounded the turtle as it appeared to have been attached for some time.

Joshua Parfitt

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