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Tourists see sea turtles hatch at Holden Beach

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HOLDEN BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- A pair of tourists got an opportunity Monday that many locals never get.

Sisters Kim and Karen Hartnett happened upon some sea turtles that had just hatched and were waddling their way to the ocean.

The Harnetts, who are from Chicago, were enjoying a day on the beach when they saw the little guys. They say it was super neat to see the sea turtles because they never see that kind of thing in the Midwest.

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Tourists see SeaTurtles Hatch

They are very fortunate to be able to enjoy such a wonderful event. In the past a hatching sea turtle nest was a time when everyone stopped by and helped the little fellows into the ocean. Today the Turtle Patrol keeps everyone as far away as they can. It is no longer a community event.

:)

Kim and Karen Hartnett are awesome!