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CA - Turtle released back into the sea, another receives CPR from diver (with video)

A turtle that was lying still at the bottom of the sea in Ayia Napa after being caught in some fishermen’s nets was resuscitated by amateur diver George Argiriou, who found it while swimming on Wednesday evening and administered CPR to save it.

A turtle that was lying still at the bottom of the sea in Ayia Napa after being caught in some fishermen’s nets was resuscitated by amateur diver George Argiriou, who found it while swimming on Wednesday evening and administered CPR to save it.

Argiriou recorded his actions and, speaking to Alpha TV, he revealed that the CPR manoeuvre on the turtle lasted almost one and a half hours.

The video also shows the diver massaging the turtle’s neck after the CPR before releasing it into the sea.

“I spotted the turtle around ten metres deep in the sea between Ayia Napa and Cape Greco,” Argiriou told Alpha TV.

“At first it appeared dead, as it was entangled in some nets, but I decided to give it a go and try to rescue it.

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