The Malta Surf School was out catching waves yesterday when they came across a young turtle with some fishing nets caught around its neck. Thinking on their feet, the crew leapt to action and began a rescue operation for the little shelled creature before returning him safely back to the water.
The surfers were quick to jump the reptile’s defence and thanks to their actions the little guy is now safe back out at sea.
The Malta Surf School usually take to the waters of Golden Bay for their lessons and the area is also a known turtle hatching ground. Writing on their Facebook page yesterday afternoon, the group praised the “amazing action from all the surfers community today making free a sea turtle stuck in a big plastic net all around her neck, well done guys”.