Tourists informed beach vendors after discovering the beached turtle while walking along the beach.
Kusoldharm rescue workers were then contacted and headed to the scene.
The turtle was still alive, but was weak and drying out as it had been sitting under the sun for quite some time.
The rescue workers helped bring the turtle further up onto the beach, and used a wet towel to cover it and keep it moist.
The stranded sea turtle, believed to an Olive ridley, was 14 centimetres wide, 22cm long and weighed about 5 kilograms.
Rescue workers took the turtle to the Phuket Marine Biological Centre at Cape Panwa, where it will continue to recover under observation before being released back to the sea.
Published : May 06, 2019
By : The Thaiger