An Easter weekend miracle took place in the Bay Area on Saturday.
A firefighter from Engine 32 of the Alameda County Fire Department was seen in a video saving ducklings who were trapped in a storm drain in Union City. The rescue mission occurred right before 6 p.m. on Saturday on the 4700 block of Cabello Street, according to the fire department.
One by one, the firefighter scooped up the ducklings and passed them up to a fellow firefighter, who placed them in a cardboard box to be reunited with their siblings.
The mother of the ducklings is off to the side of the rescue in the video, pacing back-and-forth, no doubt worried about the well being of her babies.
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“There’s so many,” one of the firefighters can be heard saying off camera. At the end of the rescue, they counted 10 ducklings that were saved by the swift actions of the firefighters.
“The ducklings were released in a nearby creek and reunited with their Momma,” the fire department wrote in a tweet about the video.
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Diana Rohini LaVigne, the chief communications officer for the San Mateo Health Department, commented on the fire department’s tweet of the video, “This is awesome! Creatures, no matter how small, need some help sometimes. The ultimate rescue.”
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