‘PacMan’ the turtle to be released in Sandbridge

Posted at 7:41 AM, Jul 27, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-27 10:38:46-04

A loggerhead turtle that was accidentally hooked by a fisherman will be sent back into the ocean today.

PacMan is the latest rescue by the Virginia Aquarium's Stranding Response Team.

This loggerhead sea turtle was accidentally hooked by a fisherman.

The stranding team has nursed him back to health, and Friday morning, he's ready to go back home.

The stranding response team has had several successful sea turtle rescues.

The most recent one was in October - the rescue of Big Boy. He's the loggerhead that was entangled inside a crab pot line and had to have his front flipper amputated. 

PacMan will be released later Friday morning.

Crews plan to release PacMan at 9 a.m. by the market on Sandbridge Road.