Photos: Firefighters Rescue Ducklings From Delaware Storm Drain

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It all started with this loud mama duck alerting a Good Samaritan to the perilous situation her ducklings were in. That person called the fire company who came to the rescue.
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One of the firefighters who responded, Captain Keith Simpkins, tells NBC10 the nine ducklings were running back and forth between two drains when they saw their would-be rescuers.
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Simpkins said the crew then hooked up a hose and, "pushed water from one to the next to wash them to our guys to catch them."
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The guys at the other drain were able to scoop the ducklings into a bucket.
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Sadly, "a couple of them didn't make it," Simpkins said.
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But those that did were brought to the surface and taken back to their awaiting mother duck.
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And the family was reunited. Simpkins said the fire company does get calls like this on occasion, but this was his first call to rescue a family of ducklings. He credits firefighters Jeff Sands, Paul Bonamessa, Jim Haslam and Former Fire Chief Brian Reeder for their quick work to bring the baby ducks to safety.
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