Firefighters Save Nine Lives in Delicate Rescue

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Fire Chief Bill Frye is used to making rescues. But probably not this kind of rescue!

Monday, Frye and some other firefighters from the Jeannette, Pa. fire department, outside of Pittsburgh, saved nine ducklings that were trapped in a storm drain. They posted the adorable photos on the fire department's Facebook page .

The ducklings, huddled together in a storm drain.

The Tribune Review newspaper says the rescue was set in motion by a local attorney, Robert Domenick, who was on his way to work when he saw a mother duck pacing the curb along a road near a small creek. "She was rapidly flying on and off the curb there," Frye told the Trib. When Domenick stopped to see what was going on, he discovered the ducklings in the storm drain below and called police.

Chief Frye removed them one by one.

Frye rushed to the scene along with police Lt. Shawn Fogle and firefighter Robert Carter, and with the help of Domenick, still in his suit, they gathered up the ducklings and put them in a wooded area, where the mother duck was able to lead them back into the creek.

"We were able to help reunite them with their mother. It's a story with a good ending." Chief Bill Frye, Jeannette Fire Department

(Images: City of Jeanette Fire Department Facebook page )

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