Sailors rescue turtle trapped in fishing net in Arabian Sea

A turtle, which was snared in an abandoned fishing net in the middle of the Arabian sea, received a miraculous lease of life.

An Indian Coast Guard Service (ICGS) vessel spotted an Olive Ridley turtle trapped in a fishing net on April 24 while patrolling the maritime boundary with Pakistan near Gujarat.

The coast guard sailors set out on an inflatable boat and managed to get a hold of the turtle. They then cut the net and released it back to the sea.

Olive Ridleys are recognised as a vulnerable and endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).