Crews Rescue A Manatee Tangled In A Life Vest In Florida

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation team helped a juvenile manatee that was tangled in a life vest on Wednesday. WPLG-TV in Miami reports that wildlife officials caught the manatee, removed the vest and returned the animal to the water. (Jan. 25)

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.