A leatherback sea turtle is free after getting caught-up in some fishing gear in Cape Cod Bay.

The nearly-four-foot turtle was entangled Sunday in tight wraps of rope around its flipper.

Fishermen came across the turtle and contacted a response team, which was on the scene, within an hour.

Despite some wounds the turtle was in good condition and swam off quickly.

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