WATCH: Brevard Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Flake Describes Endangered Sea Turtle Rescue

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'Shooting Star' was rescued safe and sound at Port Canaveral before being delivered to the Brevard Zoo

ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit Cpl. Jeremy Flake tells the story of how he and his father, Deputy Frank Flake, responded to a call about a sea turtle in distress at Port Canaveral.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit Cpl. Jeremy Flake tells the story of how he and his father, Deputy Frank Flake, responded to a call about a sea turtle in distress at Port Canaveral.

The sea turtle was entangled in a fishing line with a hook in his flipper.

The little guy was rescued safe and sound at Port Canaveral before being delivered to the Brevard Zoo to be nursed back to health.

Port Environmental Senior Director Bob Musser safely delivered the injured turtle to the Zoo.

Nicknamed “Shooting Star” by staff at the center, the sea turtle suffered traumatic injuries to its left front fin and skull.

The center’s veterinary team amputated Shooting Star’s injured flipper and secured its skull fractures with wire and molding compound.

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Nicknamed “Shooting Star” by staff at the center, the sea turtle suffered traumatic injuries to its left front fin and skull. (Port Canaveral image)

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