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Suffolk Police Officers Rescue 14 Ducklings from Storm Drain

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All 14 ducklings were reunited with the mother duck, officials say.

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SCPD officers rescued 14 ducklings that fell into a storm drain.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Bay Shore, NY - May 14, 2018 - Suffolk County Police officers rescued 14 ducklings that fell into a storm drain in Bay Shore on Sunday, May 13, 2018.
 
Third Precinct Police Officers Jack Ward and Joseph Bianco responded to Aletta Place at approximately 9:20 a.m. after a 911 caller reported that several ducklings had fallen into a storm drain and the mother duck was waiting nearby. Officers Ward and Bianco removed the grate covering the drain and were able to grab four of the ducklings.  
 
The others retreated into the tunnel, becoming unreachable. Third Precinct Police Officer Steven Damico responded to the scene and downloaded a duck calling app to his cell phone. The ducklings were attracted to the sound and came back into reach. Officer Bianco was able to grab nine more but one duckling remained unreachable. Emergency Service Officer Carmine Pellegrino arrived a short time later and retrieved the last duckling with a net.
 
All 14 ducklings were reunited with the mother duck.