A Triple Crown kind of year for turtles at Holden Beach

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By Sarah Sue Ingram, Beacon Correspondent

Holden Beach Turtle Patrol volunteers must feel like they just won the Triple Crown.

Leatherback, loggerhead and green turtles all hatched on the island and made it safely to sea.

The final tally showed 3,118 baby turtles hatched and were released to the ocean—out of 3,502 eggs laid this year, according to turtle patrol record keeper Ken Clagett.

The 59 baby leatherbacks emerged on Aug. 5 from the first-known leatherback nest on Holden Beach. More than 200 people watched.

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