Manatee Hit by Boat Propellor Rescued by Florida Deputies

A manatee which had been hit by a boat propellor was rescued near Stuart, Florida, after being tracked to the Manatee Pocket on Thursday, May 16.

Images released by Martin County Sheriff’s Office shows the rescue, during which the animal was heaved from the water onto a boat.

Several slashes can be seen in the animal’s skin, reportedly from being hit by a boat propellor, Martin County Sheriff’s Office said.

The animal was taken to Sea World Orlando to be treated for its injuries and start the recovery process. Credit: Martin County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful