Injured manatee rescued from St. Lucie Canal

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - An injured manatee was rescued from the St. Lucie Canal Wednesday evening.

Florida Fish and Wildlife, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and West Palm Beach police  teamed up to rescue the sea cow.

Authorities said the female manatee was found with a deep gash in her back caused by a boat propeller.

The gash injured one of the manatee's lungs, according to officials. 

It is now being treated at the Miami Seaquarium.

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