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.