"My husband was bailing water out of our boat after a huge storm. Every time he threw the water we saw splashes in the water. I happened to be recording on one of the tosses and we saw huge splashes of water everywhere. We both looked at each other and said 'I will never swim in there again!'"
From Daily Mail:
Her video baffled internet users who thought she had awoken a sea monster.
But now her husband could face up to 60 days in prison for alleged cruelty to manatees.
Maria McCormick shared a video online of her husband Scott appearing to toss a bucket of water into St. John’s River in Volusia County, which results in huge splashes just a few feet away.
She ominously captioned her video, 'Don't swim in this river'.
But the massive and frightening disturbance in the water was in fact an aggregation of manatees.
And now McCormick and her husband are under investigation by state officials for allegedly disturbing manatees in the river, after a furious online reaction.