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Firemen help save turtle in PD

Written by: mottaman | 16 Jul 2019 17:52
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16 Jul 2019 17:52
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Once again, our firemen went beyond the call of duty when they helped rescue a turtle which was stuck in a garbage trap in Port Dickson.

Firemen rushed to the scene at the Tuanku Ja'afar Power Station today and found the turtle about 11.46am.

State Fire and Rescue Department deputy operations director Ahmad Mukhlis Mokhtar they arrived within three minutes and saw the turtle, which was about three feet by two-and-a-half feet in size, stuck at the garbage trap which served as a conduit for sea water.

According to The Star, the turtle is believed to be a hawksbill, which is known locally as penyu karah.

Ahmad Mukhlis said the turtle, which weighed some 150kg, was covered in a plastic sheet and then hoisted to dry ground.

"We then released the turtle back at sea and the entire operation ended around 1.33pm," he said, adding that his men were also assisted by police and personnel from the power station.

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