Firefighters save baby ducks

PUBLISHED: 15:59 31 May 2006 | UPDATED: 13:30 04 May 2010

Fire-fighter Paul McVey with the rescued ducklings

Fire-fighter Paul McVey with the rescued ducklings

Ely fire-fighters were involved in one of their more bizarre rescue missions last week - when they saved two baby ducks from a drain in Angel Drove, Ely. The fire service was alerted on Thursday afternoon by a member of the public, who saw five ducklings

Ely fire-fighters were involved in one of their more bizarre rescue missions last week - when they saved two baby ducks from a drain in Angel Drove, Ely.

The fire service was alerted on Thursday afternoon by a member of the public, who saw five ducklings waddling along with their mother, only to turn around and see that two had disappeared!

Happily, after a rescue operation lasting about 30 minutes, the slightly bewildered but unharmed ducks were retrieved and left to go on their merry way.

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