Strangers banded together to help two manatees stranded by Hurricane Irma.
Two manatees were rescued by Good Samaritans on Sunday after Hurricane Irma sucked the water out of a Florida bay and caused them to become stranded on dry land. Between law enforcement officials and a group of citizens, the manatees - stranded, of course, in Manatee County - were rescued and carried back into deeper water, Fox 13 reported.
Local Floridian, Marcelo Clavejo, was feeling restless because of the storm and happened to check out the bay when he noticed the helpless manatees.
The friends tried to clear mud away from one of the animal's face and tried to fill the small area with water.
Two manatees are rescued from Sarasota Bay when the water receded
"By this time, people should have already completed most of their preparations and gotten out of the way", said Sarasota County Emergency Management Chief Ed McCrane.
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Nadia Gordon, a marine mammal biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, told the Bradenton Herald that they are "not actually intervening at this point".
"We took off our shoes and walked out through the shells to find two beached manatees", Sechler wrote. "I thought they (manatees) were done for", he said.
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