PCG dental assistant Seaman Second Caesar Ryan Alvarez said he was smoking at the wharf at around 9:30 a.m. when he spotted the turtle.
“At first I thought it was garbage floating on the water or a basket but when I saw it move, I realized that it was a turtle. I immediately went into the water to get it. The turtle was weak and did not fight when I captured it,” Alvarez said.
PCG spokesman Lieutenant Commander Arman Balilo said that this was not the first time they found a turtle, in the vicinity of the PCG. “Maybe the turtle was disoriented and (strayed) from its usual migration pattern,” he said.
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