A manatee stranded on a sandbank when the tide went out was rescued by Florida wildlife officials.
The 10-foot long, 900-pound female manatee was found around 10 a.m. Monday during low tide in Tigertail Lagoon, the Marco Eagle reported.
The officer arrived, but everyone was forced to leave temporarily as bad weather rolled in. After, they returned with members of the wildlife commission’s mammal rescue unit.
Six hours after getting stuck, the tide rolled in and the manatee swam out.
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