CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A sea turtle who was rehabilitated at the South Carolina Aquarium has returned to the facility after she was found injured in the Myrtle Beach area.
Officials say the adult female loggerhead sea turtle, named Briar, was found on Wednesday suffering from a boat strike wound in a tidal pool in the North Myrtle Beach area.
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The turtle had been treated and released by the aquarium in 2014.
According to officials, Briar was transported to the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Program by a volunteer with the Department of Natural Resources.
"Upon re-admittance, it was found that Briar had sustained a strike from a boat propeller," aquarium officials said. "The strike is on top of Briar's shell and does not appear to have happened recently."
Officials said Briar was first admitted in May of 2013 after she washed ashore in North Myrtle Beach covered in barnacles, emaciated and very sick.