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Drone footage captures sea life at Fort Pierce Inlet

'It was just past the north wall of rocks'
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Posted at 11:32 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 10:55:13-04

FORT PIERCE, Fla.  — Amazing images of marine life were captured by a drone at the Fort Pierce Inlet.

WPTV viewer Ryan Hines said he was flying his drone when he saw a quick shot of a sawfish on the north beach.

Drone captures images of marine life at Fort Pierce Inlet

"It was about a football field off the beach, in about 5 foot of water. I dropped my drone as fast as I could but it shot off into deeper water, but it’s clearly a sawfish," said Hines.

Hines said the sawfish was within feet of sharks, tarpon, and several mating manatees.