vacationer rescued ‘Jack’ the sea turtle from ‘death’s door’
Clinton Deane just might have saved Jack the sea turtle’s life.
While swimming in the ocean with his kids between 65th Avenue North Friday afternoon, the vacationing Maryland resident noticed a large Loggerhead Sea Turtle floundering as it struggled through the waves.
Believing that the turtle likely wasn’t going to survive the situation, Deane ushered it to shore, where Myrtle Beach fire and police watched over it until members of the South Carolina United Sea Turtle Enthusiasts arrived to take it Charleston.
“It wasn’t going to make it out there, so hopefully it will make it here,” said Deane, whose daughter named the turtle “Jack” following the rescue.