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Snooty’s death was ‘result of preventable accident’

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  • BRADENTON, Fla. – After a long investigation, the South Florida Museum has stated that the death of “Snooty,” the world’s oldest-known manatee in captivity, was the “result of a presentable accident.
  • “Snooty died in July at the age of 69.
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    Snooty was found in an underwater area only used to access plumbing for the exhibit life support system.
  • Their early indication led them to believe that an access panel door that is normally bolted shut had been knocked loose and somehow Snooty was able to swim in, but they later determined that staff members could have prevented this.
  • According to officials, a week before Snooty’s death, staff members became aware that there were screws loose on the panel that lead to the tube where Snooty got stuck and drowned.The museum originally released a statement in the wake of Snooty’s death referring to it as a “heartbreaking accident,” after their initial investigation.

The South Florida Museum will release more information into the death of “Snooty,” the world’s oldest-known manatee in captivity, who died in July at the age of 69. 

@abcactionnews: #BREAKING | “Snooty died as a result of a preventable accident”.

BRADENTON, Fla. – After a long investigation, the South Florida Museum has stated that the death of “Snooty,” the world’s oldest-known manatee in captivity, was the “result of a presentable accident.”

Snooty died in July at the age of 69.

Snooty was found in an underwater area only used to access plumbing for the exhibit life support system. Their early indication led them to believe that an access panel door that is normally bolted shut had been knocked loose and somehow Snooty was able to swim in, but they later determined that staff members could have prevented this. 

According to officials, a week before Snooty’s death, staff members became aware that there were screws loose on the panel that lead to the tube where Snooty got stuck and drowned.

The museum originally released a statement in the wake of Snooty’s death referring to it as a “heartbreaking accident,” after their initial investigation.

Snooty’s death was ‘result of preventable accident’

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