2016 REWIND: 96. Swimmer rescued in Daytona surf & dead manatee washes ashore in New Smyrna

Photo for Headline Surfer / A manatee, like the one shown here, washed ashore deceased in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016.
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Beach patrol personnel had somewhat ofd an eventfdul day on Tuesday, Sept. 6 when they rescued a swimmer in the Daytona Beach surf and tended to a dead manatee that washed ashore in New Smyrna Beach.

So it ended up being a day of happy and unhappy situations for beach personnel as Volusia County Beach Safety flew the red flag."We rescued one person out of the ocean without incident," Senior Captain Tamra Marris of the Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue wrote in an email to Headline Surfer. "We had a deceased manatee wash up a little after noon in the 1000 block south of the beach  S the beach in New Smyrna, unknown cause of death."

Tamra Marriss of the Volusia County Office Rescue / Headline SurferSo it ended up being a day of happy and unhappy situations for beach personnel as Volusia County Beach Safety flew the red flag.

"We rescued one person out of the ocean without incident," Senior Captain Tamra Marris of the Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue wrote in an email to Headline Surfer. "We had a deceased manatee wash up a little after noon in the 1000 block south of the beach  S the beach in New Smyrna, unknown cause of death."

Marris said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and the Volusia County Marine Mammal Stranding Team were notified for further investigation. The news of therescued swimmer and the deceased manatee comes in at  No. 96 in the Headline Surfer countdown of the Top 100 local stories of 2016.
 

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