Fishermen worked feverishly to rescue a turtle which was caught in fishing nets, a new video uploaded on Facebook shows.

The fishermen cut through the extensive tangle of nets to save the turtle, which was then successfully returned to the sea.

The video, uploaded by Ġorġ Refalo, drew many comments of appreciation by viewers, with one describing the action as "beautiful act of love".

Others hoped more fishermen would take the cue and do likewise. 

The footage comes days after a rare 190kg juvenile female leatherback turtle was found dead in the sea off Gozo, with fishing rope and a buoy strangling it.



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