Firefighters Rescue Baby Ducks From Storm Drain

The ducklings were reunited with their mother in a nearby pond in Middletown.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013  |  Updated 10:50 AM EDT
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Lt. Chris Gamache (left) and Firefighter Bill O'Donnell of the South District Fire Dept. show off two baby ducks they helped rescue from a storm drain in Middletown on Tuesday.

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Who do you call when there are baby ducks in need of rescue? The South District Fire Department in Middletown, of course.

A passerby noticed seven ducklings stuck in a storm drain near 963 Millbrook Road around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters from the South District Fire Department responded to the scene. They lowered a crate into the drain and waited for the birds to swim into it.

The firefighters were able to rescue six of the seven ducks and reunite them with their mother in a nearby pond.

The seventh duckling swam into a pipe, and firefighters hope it will be able to find its own way out.

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