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Family rescues dangling pelican in Naples

Posted at 5:00 PM, Mar 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-01 17:00:54-05

NAPLES, Fla. — A dangling bird was saved by a group of good Samaritans. One man from Georgia was vacationing with his kids in Naples. That's when he came across a pelican that was wrapped in fishing line and dangling from a tree.

The family stopped their boat and were able to free the pelican, remove the fishing line, and get him to a wildlife hospital. The pelican is now recovering, and wildlife officials say he will be released soon.