Men Attempt Rescue of Manatees Trapped After Hurricane Irma Drains Bay

East County's Nina Toby James and Noah Klepek gather their belongings before entering an emergency shelter at Carlos E. Haile Middle School

Men Attempt Rescue of Manatees Trapped After Hurricane Irma Drains Bay

However, he said the commission is anxious that the manatees could end up in areas where they naturally wouldn't once the tide comes back, but he doesn't think they will get injured.

Walking along hundreds of yards of new shoreline, they came upon two manatees stranded "deep in mud", including one that wasn't moving, reports Fox 13. Michael Sechler posted that the animals were far too massive to be lifted, so the rescuers gave them water. Yet "we couldn't just let those manatees die out there", Tony Faradini-Campos tells the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Hurricane Irma's large wind field has covered Tampa Bay since Friday, says weather.com meteorologist Jonathan Belles.

A line of evacuees wait for food at the Braden River High School emergency shelter
A line of evacuees wait for food at the Braden River High School emergency shelter

The almost 400-mile-wide storm is expected to make a slow, ruinous march up Florida's west coast, straight toward the heavily populated Tampa-St.

On Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, about 100 people were walking Sunday afternoon on what was Old Tampa Bay - a body of water near downtown.

The animals swam off into the water once they were rescued, according to witnesses.

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As a result, two manatees found themselves stranded on now-dry land just north of Sarasota.

"Unfortunately with manatees, they are accustomed to being tidally stranded at times".

Fortunately, this story has a happy ending.

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