Lifeguards help rescue massive sea turtle hooked by angler off San Clemente Pier

By Laylan Connelly

A green sea turtle got a helping hand from lifeguards on Sunday after it was accidentally hooked by an angler off the San Clemente Pier.

San Clemente Marine Safety Officer Ian Burton said a bystander alerted the tower guard of the incident on the south side of the pier, and lifeguards responded with a collapsible lobster hoop net to pull the turtle up from the water.

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