DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — Three baby turtles are safe thanks to firefighters in Deerfield Beach.READ MORE: Retail Sales Surge Almost Double What Analysts Predicted
Firefighters rescued the three baby sea turtles that had been trapped inside a storm drain.
A good Samaritan noticed the newly hatched sea turtles Saturday evening in a Deerfield Beach grated storm drain across the street from the shore.READ MORE: Thousands Flock To South Beach To Take Advantage That Countywide Curfew Has Been Lifted
Broward County Sheriff’s Office firefighters collected the three wayward hatchlings in a bucket and returned them to the ocean.
In a statement, Battalion Chief and Public Information Officer Michael B. Kane said the firefighters wish the hatchlings a “safe, long and healthy life.”
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