Officials investigating dead manatee found under fishing pier


Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's SC office are investigating what happened to a manatee that was found dead Wednesday.

S.C.U.T.E. found the animal lodged underneath a fishing pier at Litchfield By The Sea in Pawleys Island. They say the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Waccamaw Management showed up and removed it "in an efficient manner."

Jennifer Koches with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s SC field office in Charleston said they don't have any more information at the moment, since it is being investigated. She said she expects reports to come in Friday.

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