Trapped In West Boca Raton Storm Drain, Ducklings Rescued By Palm Beach County Fire Rescue As Ian Approached…
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — In the midst of Hurricane Ian’s rain and wind in Palm Beach County, a BocaNewsNow.com reader alerted Palm Beach County Fire Rescue that a family of baby ducklings appeared to be trapped in a storm drain in the 8000 block of Boca Glades Road in West Boca Raton. The Ducklings’ mom was not in the drain, but seemed to be calling for help.
The reader says Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Station 53 responded within five minutes and worked a miracle!
“As neighbors began gathering with crackers and plastic bags, paper towels, a broom, and even a strainer,” wrote our witness, “the firemen lifted the grate and then one of them lay down with the strainer in hand while the second rescuer stood with a broom swirling the water. We could hear them peeping… peep, peep, peep. One by one, these amazing heroes scooped each duckling out. By then, mom (of the ducklings) was a few feet away to take charge her brood. Applause Engine Company 53!”
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue tells BocaNewsNow.com that the call took 22 minutes and rescuers remained “in service” in case anything big happened. Not that rescuing ducklings isn’t “big,” but humans would have come first. Fortunately for the ducklings, no one else was having an emergency while they were being rescued.
Our tipster says mom and the ducklings are now happily reunited and living peacefully in Boca Glades — and wants everyone to know just how “incredible” Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Station 53’s professionals were as they saved the baby ducklings.
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