A team of Good Samaritans came to the rescue of a turtle in distress recently, after the creature fell into an open tomb at Choc Cemetery, the Department of Fisheries has confirmed.

The incident occurred in May.

Two of the rescuers climbed into the tomb and can be seen in a video posted on social media using ropes to tie the turtle to lift it out of the tomb.

St Lucia Times was informed that the animal was removed and returned to the sea.

News of the turtle rescue comes amid concern expressed by the Fisheries Department over the death of two Hawksbill turtles at Vigie Beach recently.

The department believes that the turtles were mauled by stray dogs which are being fed by an organisation here called the Bruno Project.

It recalled that last year a turtle that fell into an open tomb at the Choc Cemetery broke its neck and died.


  1. So the Mayor of Castries should cover the open tombs to prevent them being the resting places for turtles!

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