Multiple manatees freed after getting stuck in small canal

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A rescue was underway Friday morning for multiple manatees that were trapped in a small canal in Citrus County.

Deputies with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office and a few concerned citizens worked together to help the stuck manatees. The rescue took place for several hours by Three Sisters Springs Trail. 

On Thursday, heavy rainfall swept through Florida, creating high tide in some areas, which possibly led the manatees into the small canal.