Firefighters Save Duckling From Storm Drain

( Las Vegas, NV ) – Clark County Firefighters used to battling extreme heat and going into harm’s way to save lives had a much different route to a happy ending yesterday.

Some tourists stopped by the fire staion on Flamingo just east of Paradise Tuesday afternoon to say they’d just seen a mother duck and a couple of her ducklings walking nearby when one of the younger ones fell into a storm drain.

First responders immediately figured out they’d need some special equipment to reach 15 feet down into the small space.

A call to the Las Vegas Fire Dept’s “Confined Space Rescue Team” brought out the gear, which was used to successfully pull out the tiny duckling who was taken to a vet with plans for it to be transferred to the Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary.

No word on the mom or her other young quacker, but the Clark County Fire Dept thanks their City partners for helping everything turn out “just ducky.”


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