Manatee rescued from Florida storm drain

JACKSONVILLE, FL (WCMH) – Rescuers in Florida dug a city street to try and rescue a manatee stuck in a storm drain.

First Coast News reports the manatee was stuck in the storm drain near Davinci Avenue and Della Robbia Way in Jacksonville. The city says it was stuck in a 36-inch pipe.

The manatee was found by a pavement crew that was working in the area.

The manatee was removed from the drain around 4pm. Officials said the manatee would be taken to Sea World in Orlando for recovery. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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