Good Samaritan Saves Turtle in Trouble

A daring sea rescue was all caught on camera this week in Florida. Rob Merlino was fishing off the Venice Pier Monday when he accidentally hooked a giant loggerhead sea turtle, about 300 pounds and roughly five feet long. It was too big to drag to the beach, so a Good Samaritan named Austin Selby dove in to help.

(Published Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017)

A daring sea rescue was all caught on camera this week in Florida. Rob Merlino was fishing off the Venice Pier Monday when he accidentally hooked a giant loggerhead sea turtle, about 300 pounds and roughly five feet long. It was too big to drag to the beach, so a Good Samaritan named Austin Selby dove in to help.