FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission team has helped a manatee that had a life vest tangled on its back.
WPLG-TV reports the team rescued the juvenile manatee Wednesday afternoon.
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue personnel dived in and noticed the manatee needed help. Police initially thought the life vest was a tracking device.
With the help of a net, boat and some muscle, the FWC’s Manatee Rescue team pulled the manatee to solid ground.