FWC: The manatees are free

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A manatee and her calf stranded since last week at the Halifax Marina are now free, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). They ended up trapped after being stuck in a cove near the marina during Hurricane Dorian. A rescue mission ensued by local and state officials. On Wednesday, the two had been freed. The plight of the manatees made national news.

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PHOTOS BY DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
The crowd and media watch at the Halifax Marina on Wednesday as rescuers free a manatee and her calf.
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A member of the rescue team paddles a canoe.
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Local residents wait and watch as the rescue team works.

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