Published: Apr 23, 2010 5:31 PM EDT

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Authorities from Florida Fish and Wildlife have rescued an injured manatee, who was discovered in a North Fort Myers canal Thursday, April 22, 2010.

In a "textbook rescue," the manatee was removed from the canal, placed inside a truck and he's now en route to Tampa for evaluation. The exact nature of the manatee's injuries are unknown, though it's suspected that he may have sustained a punctured lung.

WINK News captured video of the manatee in the water off Harbor Terrace and Inlet Drive.

Related: VIDEO - Watch the Manatee Rescue

FWC to rescue injured manatee from canal