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Norwalk Firefighters Go To Great Depths To Rescue Ducklings From Drain

Norwalk firefighters plunge into the sewer drain to bring 11 ducklings to safety.
Norwalk firefighters plunge into the sewer drain to bring 11 ducklings to safety. Photo Credit: Norwalk Fire Department Ladder Co. #1
Norwalk firefighters rescue 10 ducklings from a storm drain on Ponus Avenue in Norwalk.
Norwalk firefighters rescue 10 ducklings from a storm drain on Ponus Avenue in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Theresa Roth
The mother duck looks for her ducklings, who all went down the storm drain on Ponus Avenue.
The mother duck looks for her ducklings, who all went down the storm drain on Ponus Avenue. Photo Credit: Theresa Roth
The firefighters remove the storm drain and prepare to save the ducklings.
The firefighters remove the storm drain and prepare to save the ducklings. Photo Credit: Theresa Roth
One duckling is rescued!
One duckling is rescued! Photo Credit: Norwalk Fire Department Ladder Co. #1
The ducklings — deep in the drain.
The ducklings — deep in the drain. Photo Credit: Theresa Roth
The ducklings are carried to safety by the crew from Norwalk Fire Department Ladder Co. #1.
The ducklings are carried to safety by the crew from Norwalk Fire Department Ladder Co. #1. Photo Credit: Theresa Roth
The firefighter prepares to scoop up the ducklings.
The firefighter prepares to scoop up the ducklings. Photo Credit: Theresa Roth
A Norwalk firefighter goes to great depths to save a duckling.
A Norwalk firefighter goes to great depths to save a duckling. Photo Credit: Norwalk Fire Department Ladder Co. #1

NORWALK, Conn. — A mother duck and local residents are giving out a shout-out to members of Norwalk Fire Department Ladder Co. #1 who came to the rescue of 11 baby ducklings.

The little ducks fell down a storm drain on Sunday afternoon on Ponus Avenue, greatly upsetting their mother.

Members of Norwalk Fire Department Ladder Co. #1 safely and successfully rescued the ducklings from the depth of the drain and returned to the mother, who watched attentively the entire time.

"I saw the mama duck stressing out by the storm drain as I drove by," said Daily Voice reader and local Realtor Theresa Roth. "I heard the chirping of her babies and called the police."

The rescue crew was led by fire department Lt. Nick Giancaspro.

"Fortunately, Lt. Giancaspro and his men responded quickly and the family was reunited," said Roth, who is with Higgins Group Real Estate in South Norwalk. "With the help of a neighbor and her gardening buckets, the ducklings were successfully transported away from the road and reunited with their mama."

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