Touching Act of Kindness: British Couple Heroically Rescues Stranded Giant Green Turtle in Oman - Media News 48

Touching Act of Kindness: British Couple Heroically Rescues Stranded Giant Green Turtle in Oman

Two British holidaymakers had to put their holiday on hold last month to rescue a giant sea turtle.

Charlotte Young, 27, a marine biologist from Bristol was on holiday with boyfriend George Chislett, walking along the coast of Ras Al Jinz beach when they came across the trapped animal.

Having managed to get itself stuck between a rocky crag, the sea creature can be  seen flapping desperately, trying to get purchase on the rocks.

Charlotte Young found the turtle while she was walking along a beach in Oman, the poor creature was almost camouflaged between the rocks

The pair quickly set to work, silhouetted against the cloudy skies as they tried to pry the 130kg animal loose

A marine biologist herself, Charlotte was desperate to come to the reptiles aid.

The pair made a fruitless 30-minute rescue attempt but the turtle, whose species can weigh up to 130kg when fully grown, wouldn’t budge.

After some quick thinking and a very lucky find, Charlotte returns with a plank of driftwood, and begins trying to pry the turtle out of its predicament as boyfriend George grits his teeth and tries to lift the turtle, struggling for grip on the smooth shell.

Struggling to get a hold of the smooth shell, the pair opted for trying to lever the turtle out with a piece of nearby driftwood

After more than half an hour of exertion the turtle was happily freed and able to re-enter the safety of the sea

With almighty grunts and a bit of screaming, the animal slides free, its flippers cartwheeling, desperate to get away. The lucky rescue happened on July 1.

Posting the video to Instagram, Charlotte said: ‘Never have I ever felt such a sense of sheer joy and overwhelming urge to cry in a moment.’

‘We watched her disappear back into the sea and watched the sunrise whilst we caught out breath and digested what we had just achieved.’

Green sea turtles spend most of their lives in the water but are known to nest on shores of over 80 beaches around the world.

The turtle was returning to the sea after laying eggs as mating season for the species is from June through to September.

Related Posts

Intense Wildlife Footage Captures a Gripping Struggle: No-Way-Out Buck Battles for Survival Against Wild Dogs, Hippos, and Crocodiles. A Thrilling Life-or-Death Duel in the Heart of the Wild

What an intense fight for survival! Nature can a brutal mistress, and this is very evident in this video that shows a buck locked in a duel…

Shocking Revelation: CT Scan Uncovers 3,000-Year-Old Mummy Is Not Human but Crafted from Grain. Shaped to Represent the Ancient Egyptian God Osiris, This Find Shakes Historical Beliefs

A CT scan гeⱱeаɩed the remains of a child-like mᴜmmу were actually just mud and grain packed together and shaped to represent Osiris, the Egyptian god of…

Heart-Wrenching Abandonment: Elderly Dog Expelled from His Home Collapses on the Street, Awaiting His End. A Tragic Tale of Neglect and Despair Unfolds

An elderly dog ​​is a little animal that deserves all the love and care, in honor of so many years of fidelity and service with the ones…

21 Adult Dogs and 7 Pups Defend Impala Carcass Against Voracious Scavengers. Stunning Photos Capture the Fierce Battle as Wild Dogs and Ravenous Hyenas Clash Over a Meal

Some 21 adult dogs and seven pups were forced to defend an impala carcass after the hungry scavengers challenged for the meal These incredible photos show what…

Animal Sighting of the Day: Heartbreaking Wildlife Video Shows Cheetah Mother’s Tragic Loss to Lioness

In the vast, untamed savannas where nature’s beauty and brutality are on full display, today’s featured wildlife video from Animal Sighting captures a poignant and heart-wrenching moment…

You Should Be Afraid of The Sea .Mysterious Deep-Sea Hooked Squid, Largest of Its Kind, Attacks Camera in Unprecedented Encounter! Rare Footage Goes Viral

In a lucky Ьгeаktһгoᴜɡһ, scientists from Australia and the UK managed to сарtᴜгe on camera the exасt moment the rarely spotted deeр-sea hooked squid–one of the largest…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *