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Danbury Firefighters Come To The Rescue As Ducklings Go Down The Drain

Danbury firefighters remove the grate on a storm drain to rescue four baby ducklings on Delay Street in Danbury.
Danbury firefighters remove the grate on a storm drain to rescue four baby ducklings on Delay Street in Danbury. Photo Credit: Danbury Fire Department
A quacking mother duck met the Danbury firefighters on Monday morning. The ducklings were caught in the storm drain behind her.
A quacking mother duck met the Danbury firefighters on Monday morning. The ducklings were caught in the storm drain behind her. Photo Credit: Danbury Fire Department
The ducklings are stuck in the storm drain!
The ducklings are stuck in the storm drain! Photo Credit: Danbury Fire Department
The mother duck is reunited with the four ducklings after the rescue by firefighters Monday morning in Danbury.
The mother duck is reunited with the four ducklings after the rescue by firefighters Monday morning in Danbury. Photo Credit: Danbury Fire Department
The ducks and their mother head for the Still River after the rescue in downtown Danbury.
The ducks and their mother head for the Still River after the rescue in downtown Danbury. Photo Credit: Danbury Fire Department

DANBURY, Conn. — It was the Danbury Fire Department to the rescue as a family of baby ducklings fell down into a storm drain downtown on Monday morning.

The call came at 6:45 a.m. Monday to summon firefighters to the area near the Municipal Parking Garage on Delay Street to rescue a group of ducklings in a storm drain.

Upon arrival, firefighters "were met by a frantic mother duck, who was quacking hysterically for her trapped babies," said a statement from Assistant Fire Chief Mark Omasta.

The crew from Engine 22, under the direction of Lt. Chip Daly, arrived, removed the grate from the storm drain, promptly scooped up the four ducklings, and reunited them with a grateful mother duck.

The mother duck then marched her brood over toward the Still River for some swim lessons, Omasta said.

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