Nineteen manatees rescued from Florida storm drain - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Nineteen manatees rescued from Florida storm drain

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Several manatees were rescued after a group worked for several hours to rescue them.

They were trapped in an underground storm drain.

Emergency workers, wildlife experts and SeaWorld employees had to cut through pipes and lift the manatees out one at a time.

Officials believe they swam into the drain while searching for warmer water.

A few of the animals had scrapes, but it appears none were seriously hurt.

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