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Green Turtle Dies After Being Attacked By Sharks

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Scott Aranha (left) with the injured turtle on Lyford Cay Beach.

A FEMALE green turtle weighing 200lbs rescued at Lyford Cay in western New Providence yesterday after being attacked and injured by sharks has died.

The turtle escaped the sharks by hauling herself up onto Lyford Cay beach but lost much of her front left flipper in the attack.

Scott Aranha, the son of the president of the Bahamas Humane Society, was helped by Lyford Cay staff when the turtle was found, wrapping her in towels and carrying her carefully to a truck. The turtle - believed to be quite old - was transported to the Atlantis resort’s marine animals facility on Paradise Island.

“Sadly despite best efforts from Atlantis Dolphin Cay staff and everyone involved, she passed away just before her surgery,” Mr Aranha posted on Facebook last night.

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