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Coast Guard rescues giant sea turtle

U.S. Coast Guard crew members rescued a large sea turtle that was caught in fishing lines. (Source: CNN) U.S. Coast Guard crew members rescued a large sea turtle that was caught in fishing lines. (Source: CNN)

NEAR ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (CNN) - The United States Coast Guard is always ready to help sailors and boaters in distress.

It's not very often they're called on to rescue sea life.

The Coast Guard dispatched a rescue team from Cape May to rescue a large sea turtle off the New Jersey coast.

A boater saw the animal struggling after it became trapped and tangled in fishing lines.

A Coast Guard crewman climbed in the water alongside the turtle, and carefully removed the knotted mess.

The sea turtle swam away safely after escaping the entangled lines.

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