A group of tourists on a sailing tour shared an experience of a lifetime on Saturday, January 4, 2020, as their captain Horace Bladon and crew of Felicity Sailing saved a 100 pound sea turtle from suffocation after it had swallowed a pufferfish that inflated in its throat.
Jenelle Kim shared on her Instagram account the happenings of an experience she describes as an opportunity to truly connect with another life in nature as she and her family witnessed the turtle rescue first hand during a sailing trip back to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Her husband Craig assisted the crew in pulling the 100-pound turtle onto the yacht. Captain Horace Bladon knew that the turtle had swallowed a small puffer fish which proceeded to inflate in the turtle’s throat. The turtle was on the brink of suffocation. The only hope was to be able to remove it from the turtle’s throat. Horace was very careful not to hurt the turtle even further and also prevent injury to himself as one snap of the turtles mouth could have taken a finger or his entire hand.More in the Ambergris Today