Sea Turtle Rescue - Evans Head

Published: 25 Jan 2022 01:42pm

A fire crew has lived up to Fire and Rescue NSW's motto of being prepared for anything, helping to rescue an injured sea turtle near Evans Head, on the state's far north coast.

The FRNSW team from Evans Head responded to a call for assistance at Broadwater Beach just before 2pm yesterday (Tuesday 25 January).

The crew assisted officials from the Sea World Marine Park, lifting the 350kg turtle onto a "spinal" board, which they used as a sled to drag the large reptile along the beach and over sand dunes to a waiting recovery vehicle.

The turtle has been transferred to Sea World's veterinary hospital for specialist treatment.

For the FRNSW crew, it was another case of all's shell that ends shell.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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Stations nearby

EVANS HEAD Fire Station

76 Woodburn Street, Evans Head NSW 2473

CORAKI Fire Station

16 Adams Street, Coraki NSW 2471


1 Mellis Circuit, Alstonville NSW 2477