Coast Guard helps rescue turtle off Va.

Monday - 5/23/2011, 3:06pm EDT

CAPE CHARLES, Va. - The Coast Guard says it's helped rescue a sea turtle found tangled up in a crab pot line.

The Coast Guard said Monday a crew from its Cape Charles station helped rescuers from the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center catch the animal, untangle it and take it to shore. The rescue occurred Sunday morning.

The Coast Guard says the loggerhead turtle was taken to the aquarium in Virginia Beach, where its injuries will be assessed and treated.

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