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Firemen rescue 150-kg turtle trapped under fallen tree

09 Aug 2020 / 20:12 H.

CHUKAI: Kerteh Fire and Rescue Station personnel rescued a female Green (Agar) turtle weighing 150 kg, which was trapped under a fallen tree in Pantai Cakar Hutan, Kampung Labohan, Kerteh, here today.

Terengganu Fire and Rescue operations centre officer, Senior Assistant Controller Shahrizal Shamsudin said after receiving a distress call at 8.20am, a team were deployed to the location.

“Upon arriving, we found a turtle trapped under a fallen tree. We then cleared a path and cut the tree.

“The turtle was successfully freed and was not injured. We then released it back to the sea,” he said when contacted by Bernama today.

He said the operation ended at 10am. - Bernama

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