KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian firefighters have rescued a 60-kilogram Hawksbill turtle from certain death. The turtle was stuck to a floodgate at a power station in northwestern Negeri Sembilan state.
Firefighters were called to the floodgate when the turtle was observed stuck in the gate, its right flipper was missing and it is not known when the flipper was lost.
Two firefighters waded into the water and battled strong currents to free the turtle, which was hauled to safety and released back to the ocean near the Malacca Strait.
Photo provided by Malaysia Fire Department, a firefighter rescues a turtle trapped at the flood gate at Port Dickson outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday, May 12, 2017. Malaysian firefighters have rescued a 60-kilogram turtle found firmly stuck to a floodgate at a power station near the Malacca Strait.