160 pound sea turtle rescued by our own Chad Ferris! Captain of Tall Tail Charters

Local fishing Charter Captain and our own neighbor, Chad Ferris is my hero for rescuing a sea turtle!
You will love this story from The South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program. “While fishing in the Santee Pass behind Caper’s Island, Chad pointed out a loggerhead sea turtle at the surface of the water to his customer from Atlanta. Sea turtles surfacing to breathe or bask are a familiar sight for anyone who spends lots of time on the water in the Lowcountry. That’s why after watching the large loggerhead trying to dive for 30 minutes with no success, Chad knew she needed help. The two men mustered the strength and agility to lift the 160-pound turtle from the water into the boat (without falling in!) and headed for the Isle of Palms Marina to meet the SC Department of Natural Resources staff and volunteers. Click here to read more or here to learn more about the sea turtle program.  And click here to learn more about fishing Charters with Capt. Chad of Tall Tail Charters. 


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