Man Spots 'Dead' Sea Turtle Trapped On Land And Brings It Back To Life

Though wildlife encounters aren't a typical part of beach days, they certainly do happen! In warmer climates, beachgoers often run into sea turtles who are sharing the shore, but most of the time they're advised to give the animals space.

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One day, Miguel Ángel Escobar and his family were traveling by boat off the coast of Honduras when something caught their eyes — and immediately broke their hearts. There, along a remote stretch of coast, they spotted a massive sea turtle entangled in some tree roots near the water's edge. "I thought she was dead," Escobar told The Dodo. "We felt such pity for her." The turtle wasn't dead, however. She'd just given up hope. But hope was about to arrive.