A turtle was ushered off a scorching roadway and driven to water by a Washington police officer on Tuesday, June 29, police said.
Video shared on Facebook shows a small turtle found roaming on the street by Royal City Police Department Chief Rodriguez.
The officer drove the turtle close to a nearby water source. The department wrote on Facebook, “With this heat, we’re glad he found water!”
The National Weather Service (NWS) had warned of a “dangerous and record-breaking” heat wave along the West Coast. An excessive heat warning was in effect for Royal City until July 4. Credit: Royal City Police Department via Storyful