WILDLIFE

Ducks in sticky situations saved by first responders

Apr 29, 2022, 11:01 AM
Photo of the ducks SSLPD helped reunite...
The duck family that Detectives Gencarella and Martin helped reunite (photo courtesy of the South Salt Lake Police Dept.)
(photo courtesy of the South Salt Lake Police Dept.)

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah – Ducks have been getting stuck in grates and drains. Luckily first responders have been available to help our quacking friends.

Family of ducks reunited thanks to South Salt Lake Police 

South Salt Lake detectives patrolling the Millcreek area were able to notice a brood of ducklings separated from their mother. Detectives Gencarella and Martin pulled over and started to help out. 

The detectives found the ducklings stuck in a grate in a secure parking lot at the Pioneer Precinct. The mother duck was standing near the grate, unable to help.

The detectives removed the ducklings from the grate one by one. The ducklings immediately ran to their mother. The duck family waddled down the Jordan River trail after being reunited.

West Valley City Firefighters save duck in storm drain

West Valley City firefighters saved a duck from a storm drain on Friday. Despite it being “ducks in drains season” according to WVC Fire, saving the birds is a job for first responders. Working around open drains can lead to injury. 

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