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PUBLISHED: 16:35 01 June 2006 | UPDATED: 13:30 04 May 2010

A DRAIN-ING EXPERIENCE: Fire-fighters search the drain for the ducks.
Photo: HELEN DRAKE 1543

A DRAIN-ING EXPERIENCE: Fire-fighters search the drain for the ducks. Photo: HELEN DRAKE 1543

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 ducks wadd

WE’VE QUACKED THE CASE: Fire-fighter Paul McVey, left, with the ducks.
Photo: HELEN DRAKE 1549

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 ducks 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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