Rochester police rescue turtle caught in fishing line

Posted at 10:57 AM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 10:57:51-04

The Rochester Police Department rescued a turtle in distress Monday.

They said they noticed a lot of splashing in the pond next to the police department and found a large distressed turtle that was caught in a fishing line.

Police said the line was attached to a lure that was hooked to a rock.

The turtle was cut free and sent on his way.

Police reminded residents to take care when fishing at the pond.