Click here to read the full article on The Garden Island
Thank you, Phillip Bustamante.
When the man visiting Kauai saw a green sea turtle in trouble, he did what we hope all of us would do. He saved it.
Bustamante and others were eating breakfast on the roof at the Kapaa Beach House Hostel when he spotted the turtle trapped in a net.
It was completely tangled and needed help. Fortunately, it got it. Bustamante went out and cut the turtle free.
The large fishing net the turtle was trapped in apparently washed in during the recent east wind swell offshore just east of the Kapaa Neighborhood Center. Bustamante could not pull the entire net from the water, but did what he could.