Hurricane Irma pulled water from Sarasota Bay on Sunday afternoon and left several manatees stuck in knee-deep mud, CBS affiliate WTSP-TV in Tampa reports.

A few residents in the area came to the rescue, placing them on a large green tarp and pulling them more than 100 yards back into the water.

After becoming restless, Marcelo Clavejo checked out the bay near Whitfield where he noticed the manatees on the flats. "So we went for a ride and ended up saving two manatees," Clavejo posted on Facebook.

 
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