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Rescued manatee 'Nicky Bubbles' released

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CAPTIVA ISLAND, FL (WBBH)  "Nicky Bubbles", a manatee rescued by tourists earlier this year was released back into the Gulf after being treated for red tide poisoning.

The manatee was found by 14-year-old Nick Cornell from New Jersey.

Almost 100 people waited in the summer heat for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

The Childress family from Texas was among the crowd at South Seas Island Resort.

"I can't wait to see it released because I've never seen one," said Emma Childress.

Read more from our NBC affiliate WBBH.

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