Two Galapagos tortoises rescued by Lee County Sheriff’s officers in Fort Meyers

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Galapagos Tortoise rescued by Lee County Sheriff's Office. - Photo by LCSO.

FORT MEYERS BEACH, FL – Two large Galapagos tortoises were rescued by deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in storm-ravaged Fort Meyers early this morning.

Lee County Deputy Jim Vanpelt assisted in the rescue.

At this time, it is unknown whether or not the tortoises belong to a Sanibel Island family that reported two of their own were lost during Hurricane Ian.