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Residents rescued stranded manatees in Florida


Law enforcement and Florida residents saved two manatees that were left stranded near the Sarasota Bay in Florida Sunday afternoon.

Rescue workers responded to the incident after several people posted photos of the manatees on Facebook. Michael Sechler wrote that they tried to call law enforcement to rescue the mammals.

"My friends and I couldn't move these massive animals ourselves, and we called every service we could think of, but no one answered," he wrote. "We gave them as much water as we could."

Another person posted photos on Facebook of several people trying to help the manatees.

The combined Facebook post generated over 40,000 likes and thousands of shares.

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