Coast Guard rescues giant sea turtle off New Jersey coast (VIDEO)

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - The United Sates Coast Guard is always ready to help sailors and boaters in distress.

It's not very often they're called on to rescue sea life -- like a giant sea turtle!

The Coast Guard dispatched a rescue team from Cape May, New Jersey, to rescue the marine reptile off the coast.

A boater saw the animal struggling after it became trapped and tangled in fishing lines.

A coast guard crewman climbed in the water alongside the turtle and carefully removed the knotted mess.

The sea turtle swam away safely after escaping the entangled lines.

Courtesy: CNN Newsource