Wildlife Officers try to Rescue Trapped Manatee

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Wildlife officers are trying to rescue a manatee stranded in a St. Petersburg spillway.

Rescuers in a boat used a net Wednesday morning in an attempt to corral and capture the manatee, which has been stranded since late May.

Officials from Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission waited for days to give the manatee a chance to leave the spillway, located in a small pond northeast of Clam Bayou.

Once the manatee is caught, officials plan to check its health and return it to Tampa Bay.

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