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800-pound sea turtle tangled in rope set free in New York

An 800-pound sea turtle that became tangled up in rope in East Hampton, Long Island, has been set free.

The 5-foot-long reptile got entangled off Gardiners Island around 3 p.m. Sunday.

Scientists from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation responded after getting a call from the U.S. Coast Guard.

According to Newsday, after marine biologists cut the rope the turtle dove and swam away.

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