A distressed baby manatee was rescued thanks to help from an Ohio family.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Tuesday that the family was vacationing there when they spotted a lone little manatee in shallow water.
The family called the FWC and stayed on the phone near the manatee until rescuers arrived.
The manatee is reportedly getting treatment at the Miami Seaquarium. The FWC said it hasn’t nursed in several days and was very dehydrated.
The FWC said in a Facebook post, ““It is rare to have a manatee at this young age survive, but we hope he is on the road to growth and recovery.”