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DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — Three baby turtles are safe thanks to firefighters in Deerfield Beach.

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(Source: Richard Young/BSFR)

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.

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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.”

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says sea turtle nesting season generally lasts from May to October.

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