Crews Rush To Rescue 15 Manatees Stuck In Drainage Pipe

By  //  February 24, 2015

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manatees migrated to the canals during cold snap

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At least 15 manatees are stuck in a stormwater pipe in Satellite Beach near Cassia Boulevard, an event the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say is unprecedented. (MyFWC image)

BREVARD COUNTY • SATELLITE BEACH, FLORIDA –

UPDATE: Four manatees have been rescued from the drainage tunnel, but Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission estimates at least 11 to 13 manatees remain in the tunnel. Rescue crews from FWC and SeaWorld Orlando continue to work. Space Coast Daily’s Zach Clark is on the scene.

At least 15 manatees are stuck in a stormwater drainage tunnel in Satellite Beach at Cassia Boulevard and South Patrick Drive, an event the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say is unprecedented.

On scene photo courtesy of Megan Lacy Locke

(Megan Lacy Locke image)

Due to the recent cold snap, the manatees migrated to the canals and followed each other into the drain pipe in an attempt to reach fresh water.

Rescue crews from SeaWorld and Fish Fish and Wildlife are working to free the manatees.

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ABOVE VIDEO: At least 15 manatees are stuck in a stormwater pipe in Satellite Beach near Cassia Boulevard, an event the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say is unprecedented.


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