Upside down sea turtle rescued on Florida beach

HOBE SOUND, Fla., June 28 (UPI) — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission helped rescue a loggerhead sea turtle that was stranded on its back between rocks at a wildlife preserve in Florida.

Photos on the Florida Wildlife Commission’s Facebook page show the upside down turtle wedged between a pair of rocks at Blowing Rocks Preserve in Hobe Sound, on Florida’s east coast.

Florida Wildlife Commission were able to team up with Nature Conservancy staff to flip the turtle upright and free it from the rocks.

“Once the female loggerhead was flipped over and lifted out, she quickly crawled back into the water and swam off like a champ,” they wrote.

They also encouraged citizens to fill in any holes left in the sand to prevent other sea turtles from falling into similar situations.

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