INLET BEACH, Fla. (WJHGWECP) – Gulf World officials released two Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles at Inlet Beach Thursday morning.
Sprout and Lil’ DJ were found and rescued about two months ago.
Sprout washed up on the shore in Walton County during rough surf conditions.
Lil’ DJ was found by a local family at St. Andrews State Park with debris wrapped around his flipper and neck.
« When we found him, he was upside down on the beach and then my dad was like, ‘Go look over there and see what was over there,’ and he came over there with me and flipped it over and it was a turtle, » Chloe Davis, who helped rescue one of the turtles, said.
The two turtles were treated for various injuries, but are now medically cleared and have taken off to a hopefully happy and healthy life in the Gulf.