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Fisherman frees massive sea turtle caught on fishing line in Venice

The video shot on Monday is getting national attention.

VENICE, Fla. -- The video is incredible. A fisherman jumps in the water to save a loggerhead sea turtle hooked on a fishing line.

It happened on Monday in Venice. According to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Austin Selby was on a Venice pier when he and others noticed the 300-pound turtle tangled up.

Selby dove into the water and after struggling with the massive turtle, he was able to cut the line and allow the sea turtle to swim free.

While Selby was able to save the sea turtle, experts say he’s lucky he wasn’t harmed.

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