‘DELLA’ the turtle – who was rescued in Javea last summer – was released back into the wild in the Granadella earlier this week.
Della (short for Granadella) was found by a group of young people as they sailed about two miles off the Cabo de la Nao last August.
She was caught in plastic and fishing line and was taken in by vets from the l’Oceanografic in Valencia, where she has been recovering for the past five months.
Della has had to have one of her find amputated, but vets say this will not impact her chance of survival in the wild.
Several boats from Club Nautico de Javea took to the water on Tuesday to celebrate her release back into the wild.
Fernando, one of the young people who found Della and Jose, one of the Seprona agents who rescued her took part, together with Javea Mayor Jose Chulvi, councillor Doris Courcelles and Pepa Gisbert and other members of staff from Seprona.