Beach Safety: 1 swimmer rescued in Daytona & 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 of an eventful day on Tuesday, rescuing a swimmer in the Daytona Beach surf and tending to a dead manatee that washed ashore in New Smyrna Beach.

"Volusia County Beach Safety flew the red flag today,"  Senior Captain Tamra Marris of the Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue wrote in an email to Headline Surfer. "We rescued one person out of the ocean without incident. We had a deceased manatee wash up a little afternoon 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 Surfer"Volusia County Beach Safety flew the red flag today,"  Senior Captain Tamra Marris of the Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue wrote in an email to Headline Surfer. "We rescued one person out of the ocean without incident. 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.

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.