Manatee rescued after washing ashore in New Smyrna Beach

- Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rescued a manatee early Monday morning that had washed ashore.

Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue, which alerted FWC to the situation, says around 7:30 a.m. the live "juvenile manatee" washed up in New Smyrna Beach.  It was approximately 5 feet in length.  

"We responded to the scene until FWC arrived," said Captain Tamra Malphurs with the Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue. "FWC took the manatee for further care."

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