Using a dive knife, kite surfer Dietrich carefully cut away the mesh of ropes and netting into which the turtle’s front fin had got entangled, while his friend Colin Sutton helped the animal to float.
And then the amazing thing happened. Once the turtle had been freed from the net, it began to swim away, but then suddenly it slowed down and circled back to the friends.
The reptile then swam over to Dietrich and stopped just inches away from his face and let its savior hold it, as if to say “thank you”. The two remained close to each other for a few moments, with the turtle positioned between Dietrich and the surface.
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