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Turtle rescue!

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This weekend, there was a turtle rescue in Dewees Inlet, according to the blog from the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital. ¬†Still alive, but severely debilitated, the turtle managed to survive the night Saturday after being rescued by members of the (IOP/Sullivans) Island Turtle team and SCDNR and transported to the hospital.

Rescuers Courtney and her dog Moses, are no strangers to sea turtles, spending a great deal of time in coastal waters for work (Barrier Island Eco Tours) and play.¬†While enjoying the beautiful spring day, Courtney and Moses encountered the sea turtle floating at the water’s surface and it was obvious the animal was in distress. As they inched the boat closer to get a better look, the turtle was unable to dive.

Rescuers got the turtle to the hospital, where they assessed its condition and started treatment, according to Kelly Thorvalson.

Read the whole story and latest news here.

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Old Cell Tower Next to Dewees Marina on IOP Removed

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Crown Castle, the owners of the cell phone tower on the Isle of Palms, removed the shorter, old cell phone tower on Saturday. A new much taller tower was installed on the same property months ago and Crown Castle has been transitioning the antenna equipment over.

It’s our understanding that the primary motivation for installing the new taller tower was to improve radio communication for emergency services, including the police and fire service. Along the way it appears that Crown Castle boosted the height of the cell phone antennas.

Below you can see pictures of the tower as they’re getting ready to take it down with an articulating crane truck and after the old tower was removed.

Cell Tower Being Removed
Cell Tower Being Removed
Single Cell Tower
Single Cell Tower; Old Tower No Longer Standing