The United States Coast Guard was called with reports of a suspicious object floating in a well-known drug trafficking area. Guardsmen aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis bravely responded without a clue as to what they were about to encounter. They go out into the vast blue ocean to protect and serve. The training, dedication, bravery, and selflessness of our Armed Forces is an amazing thing that is absolutely deserving of our utmost respect. The way that they fulfill their duties in this Coast Guard rescue is a beauty to behold and helps to restore your faith in humanity as they shine as examples of bravery and selflessness, but above that, they show their humanity by revealing their hearts as they venture forth upon their mission to reclaim a mysterious object from a dangerous area of the ocean.
When the Coast Guard arrived, they found 1763 pounds (800 kilos) of cocaine bundled together with buoys and rope.
They saw something moving in the middle and realized that it was a sea turtle tangled in the mess of drugs and ropes.
They knew they had to act quick so they carefully worked as a team to untangle and cut the poor turtle free from the mess.
Take a look at the Coast Guard rescue video below.
As someone who enjoys scuba diving and appreciates the life and wonders of the underwater portion of our world, I am sickened with how many of these great creatures meet a meaningless death due to human ignorance, selfishness and greed. I am just glad that this Coast Guard footage ended with the successful rescue of such a beautiful creature and that the Guardsmen didn’t have to encounter something that would have also put their lives in danger.