MONTAUK, N.Y., June 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Coast Guard members stationed in New York shared video of a large leatherback turtle being rescued from a lobster trap.
The Coast Guard's Montauk station said the fishing boat Captain Ron summoned help Monday for a leatherback turtle caught in a lobster trap in Fort Pond Bay and a crew soon arrived to cut the line.
"The turtle would have most likely died if the crew did not respond to assist," Coast Guard crew member Matthew Foster said in a statement.
"The line was around the turtle's neck and fin and was getting tighter. We are glad we were able to execute the mission safely and release the trapped turtle quickly," he said.