Giant sea turtle washes up on Gold Coast beach

LIFESAVERS have performed an unusual rescue on the Gold Coast after a giant sea turtle washed up on a local beach.

The large male turtle was found on the edge of the surf at Kurrawa Beach on Saturday morning.

In a coordinated effort between Surf Life Savers and Seaworld staff, the turtle was lifted onto the back of a surf life saving vehicle before being driven off the beach.


(Source: Surf LIfe Saving Qld)

A Surf Life Saving Qld spokesperson said it took five men to life the giant turtle.

The turtle is believed to be aged between 60-70 years old.

It was transported to Seaworld where it is now being cared for by staff.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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