Turtle rescue

23rd December 2015, we rescued an adult Loggerhead Turtle Caretta caretta stranded west of Chapmans pool Dorset .

The Turtle was reported the day before by walkers , because of weather conditions and bad light , it was decided we go to the location at first light , it was assumed the Turtle would have died the night before , however, it was still showing signs of life .

The location made retrieval difficult , but a dedicated team of experienced rescuers helped .

The Turtle was examined by vets at Weymouth Sealife Park , and it was decided the missing front flippers and other injuries made it impossible to save .

The body will have a post mortem , so we hope to at least find out why it stranded , and how so much damage was done .