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Entangled loggerhead turtle rescued in Oregon Inlet

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A Coast Guard crew from Station Oregon Inlet prepares to release a loggerhead sea turtle near the Bonner Bridge. (U.S. Coast Guard) A Coast Guard crew from Station Oregon Inlet prepares to release a loggerhead sea turtle near the Bonner Bridge. (U.S. Coast Guard)
OREGON INLET, N.C. -

The United States Coast Guard rescued an entangled sea turtle Sunday in Oregon Inlet near the Bonner Bridge.

Assisted by a National Park Service agent,the crew freed the turtle from a line dragging a plastic bucket. A boater had reported the distressed loggerhead sea turtle to the Coast Guard.

After rescuing the turtle, the NPS agent took its measurements, collected data and determined it to be in good health with minimal injuries.

The loggerhead was then released back into the ocean.

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