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Otterly adorable: City worker rescues young otter from storm drain

A city worker in Atlantic Beach helped rescue a young otter after it became stuck in a storm drain!

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – A city worker in Atlantic Beach helped rescue a young otter after it became stuck in a storm drain.

Monica Maldonado McCowan shared this photo of her brother, Emilio, holding the fuzzy creature near Atlantic Beach Elementary School. Another woman heard the distressed animal chirping and called the city.

We’re told the otter pup was brought to a wildlife sanctuary to be taken care of.

He is a true hometown hero!

"Kudos to my brother Emilio, with the City of Atlantic Beach, for rescuing a baby otter from a storm drain!"

About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.