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Malaysian firefighters were able to rescue a 132-pound turtle after it was stuck to a flood gate at a power station near the Malacca Strait, according to ABC News.

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Emergency responders waded into strong currents and were able to free the turtle last Thursday, when it was trapped in a barrier gate used to filter foreign objects from entering the power station in northwestern Negeri Sembilan state.

Believed to be a hawksbill, the turtle was missing its front right flipper.


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The turtle was hauled to safety and later released back to the ocean.

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