Paramedics find, revive patient’s turtle after crash

After arriving at the hospital, the youngest patient told crews he lost his pet turtle in the crash

By EMS1 Staff

VAIL, Colo. — You aren’t dead unless you’re warm and dead — at least that much is true for Turtle the turtle.

Eagle County Paramedic Services responded to a vehicle crash Sunday; all victims were transported to the hospital. While there, one of the youngest patient’s told paramedics he lost his pet turtle.

Crews with the Vail Fire Department returned to the scene of the crash and were able to find Turtle. However, he was frozen solid due to cold morning temperatures. 

Crews were able to revive Turtle after setting him in the sun for half an hour before reuniting him with his owner. 


At 0930 this morning, Eagle County Paramedic Services, Vail Fire Department, and Colorado State Patrol responded to a...

Posted by Eagle County Paramedic Services on Sunday, February 26, 2017


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