'Stir Crazy' Floridians Help Save Stranded Manatees

By Arden Dier

September 11, 2017

As Hurricane Irma raged 100 miles away, people in Manatee County, Fla., put their lives on the line to save, well, manatees. 

A group of "stir crazy" friends ventured out of a shelter in Sarasota on Sunday to find Sarasota Bay emptied of water that was pulled into Irma's eyewall, reports the Los Angeles Times. That's not all the friends noticed. 

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. "We called every service we could think of, but no one answered," one member of the group writes on Facebook. Yet "we couldn't just let those manatees die out there," Tony Faradini-Campos tells the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. So they turned to social media.

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