‘The Island With Bear Grylls’ Mouth To Mouth Saves Endangered Turtle

6/9/2015 12:24 PM PDT

A contestant on "The Island with Bear Grylls" set aside his own survival instincts to lock lips with an endangered sea turtle to bring it back from the dead. 

On Monday night's episode, hungry contestants accidentally trapped the turtle in one of their fishing nets, and found it drowning.

Normally on a 'Bear Grylls' show, wildlife be damned when it comes to survival, but this sea turtle is a protected species, so instead of turning it into soup ... they gave it CPR, and shockingly ... it worked!

After a few puffs the turtle seemed to slowly creep back toward the ocean. 

Fun fact: Some turtles breathe out of their anus! Luckily mouth resuscitation worked in this case. Plan B can get messy.