Turtle rescued by fisherman in Sarasota


SARASOTA- A 120-pound sea turtle is rescued by a group of fishermen today in Sarasota.
Captain Mark Bailey and his Double Nickel Charter fishing crew rescued a loggerhead turtle Friday morning.
They were king fishing in the gulf when they notice the turtle wouldn’t go underwater.
Bailey says turtles normally swim back into the water when people get close.
Bailey rescued a smaller turtle several years ago, so he says he had an idea what to do.
Mote took over at Hart’s Landing.
Bailey says his customers on the boat were a big help with the turtle, and this rescue really peaked their interest because they were veterinarian students.

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Lynden Blake
Lynden Blake is an Auburn University graduate with a degree in journalism. As an aspiring sportscaster she has worked in many media outlets. She’s currently a news and sports reporter for Suncoast News Network in Sarasota, Florida. Previously she interned for Fox Sports Florida where she worked with the production team during Tampa Bay Rays games and freelanced for www.foxsports.com covering the Miami Heat during the 2015 NBA Summer League. She shadowed at WRBL News 3 in Columbus, Ga. her last semester in Auburn. Previously, she was a staff writer for Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. and did many television and radio gigs for Sportz Blitz and AHSAA Radio Network. As a Tigerette at Auburn she hosted the nation’s top football prospects on game-day visits and official visits during the off season. She has always had passion for sports as she was a three-sport athlete in high school playing softball and basketball and cheering for Benjamin Russell High School.