Swimmer rescues turtle trapped by rope at beach in the Philippines

A turtle got trapped on a buoy rope at a beach in the central Philippines until a diver was able to untangle it in this heartwarming rescue video.

A group travelling on a guided tour near Apo Island on March 25 spotted the floundering turtle trapped underwater, prompting their guide to swim down and free it, allowing it to grab some much-needed air.

The filmer commented: "My friends and I went to Apo Island to swim with turtles, but we came upon one trapped on the seabed.

"The rope, on which the turtle becomes entangled, is attached to a float marking the area marked for tourists, the rest is out of bounds.

"Thankfully the guide swam down and freed it. I watched it surface for some air and it carried on feeding."