HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- An endangered loggerhead sea turtle is back in the ocean after taking a wrong turn on Hilton Head Island.
The Island Packet reports (http://bit.ly/18KInYI ) the turtle laid a nest on the island but, for some reason, instead of heading back to the water, she headed into the dunes on Monday and got stranded.
Amber Kuehn, the sea turtle protection project manager for the Coastal Discovery Museum, saw the turtle shortly after 7 a.m.
There were no lifeguards on the beach, so she called the fire department.
Loggerheads can weigh 400 pounds. It took four firefighters to move the turtle in a sling to the water's edge.
It's not the first time firefighters have helped a turtle. Last year, they rescued one from a swimming pool on the resort island.