Spanish police help cut free a huge sea turtle with rope wrapped around its ...

Huge sea turtle is cut free from rope wrapped around its neck after it became entangled in mesh used to trap octopuses off the coast of Spain  Two Spanish police officers helped rescue a sea turtle with rope around its neck  They pulled up alongside the turtle in a dinghy and cut rope with knife to free it    Become entangled in rope attached to octopus cage in Punta Umbria, Spain 

By Lydia Catling For Mailonline

Published: 11:58 BST, 3 August 2020 | Updated: 12:01 BST, 3 August 2020

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Spanish police were forced to cut an enormous sea turtle free from rope wrapped around its neck using a knife.  

The creature had become entangled in rope which was attached to a mesh cage for catching octopuses. 

In the distressing clip, two police officers can be seen helping the sea turtle while in a dinghy alongside it off the coast of Punta Umbria in southern Spain. 

Police officers helped free the large sea turtle from rope it had become entangled in off the coast of Punta Umbria, in southern Spain

Police officers helped free the large sea turtle from rope it had become entangled in off the coast of Punta Umbria, in southern Spain

The men cut one part of the rope from around the reptile's neck and it tries to swim away thinking it is now free. 

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