NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - 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."