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Beachgoers get up close visit from manatees

Three manatees were seen close to shore

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. – Families on one South Florida beach got an up close and personal visit from a pod of manatees.

Three manatees swam in the ocean very close to shore in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea on Friday.

People on the beach took a close look at the group, but knew not to touch the gentle sea cows.

It's more common to see manatees in the intracoastal so this was quite a treat for these families.