Manatee gets special wetsuit after accident

Device to help manatee stay afloat

SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. – A mother manatee received a special gift for Mother's Day after she was rescued by teams at SeaWorld.

The manatee was hit by a boat and suffered a collapsed lung and was having trouble floating.  She was rescued in waters near Satellite Beach.

In order to help her heal, workers gave her a special wetsuit to help keep her afloat.

SeaWorld teams hope to release the mom and her calf back into the wild later this year.