Ann Arbor fire, police departments rescue ducklings from storm drain

A member of the Ann Arbor Fire Department reaches into a storm drain to rescue ducklings who became separated from their mother on May 1, 2021. (Ann Arbor Police Department)

ANN ARBOR – On Saturday morning, Ann Arbor police and firefighters answered a different type of call: trapped ducklings.

A concerned resident alerted first responders that the ducklings were stuck in a storm drain. Ann Arbor police officer Eric Chinn, with support from the Ann Arbor Fire Department, was able to extract a dozen ducklings and reunite them with their mother.

“After getting to see the inside of a police car, the family was left in the safety of one of our lovely parks,” AAPS wrote in a Facebook post, which includes an adorable video of the ducklings being released in the comments.

Saturday morning rescue! Our own Officer Chinn teamed up with our partners at City of Ann Arbor Fire Department -...

Posted by City of Ann Arbor - Police Department on Saturday, May 1, 2021

It’s not the first time the departments have made a heroic rescue of the small critters. You can watch a rescue from May 2020 here.

About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.