Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Rescue Loggerhead Turtle Injured By Boat Propeller

By  //  July 9, 2017

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treated by Sea Turtle Preservation Society

Earlier this week Brevard County Sheriff’s Agent Wendy Crowe, center, and Ag Marine Deputy Travis Fitzgerald, left, were returning to the dock after responding to a call on V.I.P. Island in Grant, when they noticed blood in the water. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Earlier this week Brevard County Sheriff’s Agent Wendy Crowe and Ag Marine Deputy Travis Fitzgerald were returning to the dock after responding to a call on V.I.P. Island in Grant, when they noticed blood in the water.

When they circled the boat around to investigate, they spotted a Loggerhead Turtle bleeding from a propeller injury to it’s head.

Agent Crowe and Deputy Fitzgerald worked together to get the turtle in the boat, called the Sea Turtle Preservation Society, and brought the turtle to the dock where the Sea Turtle Preservation Society met them to transport the Loggerhead Turtle for treatment.

I would like to commend Agent Crowe and Deputy Fitzgerald for their compassion and quick thinking actions to get the Loggerhead Turtle the help and treatment he needs so he can be quickly returned to his natural habitat.

– Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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