The Boy Who Cried Turtle: Eagle-Eyed Child Helps Save Trio of Turtles Stuck in Drain
“He said, ‘I think I see a crab! Oh no it’s not a crab it’s a turtle!’” his dad, Hunter Henson, told InsideEdition.com. “He counted each one and said, ‘There’s three! There’s three!’”
Little Aiden alerted his dad, who called the Wildlife, Inc. Education & Rehabilitation Center for help.
According to Ed Straight, president of the rehabilitation center, turtle rescues are rare.
“The center that usually does turtle rescues was unavailable,” said Straight. “They asked us if we could take care of it.”
Straight, with the help of his grandson and officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, traveled to the scene and, at first, struggled to pull the grate off due to its weight.
"If he hadn’t seen them, they probably would have died," Straight said.
After much needed treatment and TLC, the sea turtles will soon be released back into the ocean, thanks to Aiden.
“We wouldn't have found them without that little boy,” said Straight.