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Mercer Island police rescue 12 ducklings out of storm drain

Sergeant Ryan Parr of the Mercer Island Police Department uses a fishing net to rescue 12 ducklings out of a storm drain at Lakeridge Elementary School on Sunday morning, June 30, 2013. The mother duck watches closely from the lawn. - Contributed Photo
Sergeant Ryan Parr of the Mercer Island Police Department uses a fishing net to rescue 12 ducklings out of a storm drain at Lakeridge Elementary School on Sunday morning, June 30, 2013. The mother duck watches closely from the lawn.
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An early morning report of ducks down a storm drain at Lakeridge Elementary School led police to rescue 12 ducklings on Sunday.

Sergeant Ryan Parr and Officer Bob DeLashmutt found the ducklings six feet down the drain at 8:15 a.m., June 30. A distressed mother duck was pacing around the drain.

Parr removed the iron grate and used a fishing net to lift the ducklings out. The mother was then reunited with her ducklings, and led them into the Lakes neighborhood.

During a similar incident in early May, Lakes residents rescued 13 ducklings out of a storm drain with firefighters' help.

 

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