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Rescuers save ducklings from Dedham storm drain

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DEDHAM, Mass. (WHDH) - A group of baby ducks in Dedham went for an adventure Tuesday afternoon and ended up stuck in a storm drain.

Cameras were rolling as one of the ducklings was rescued by a construction worker with a little help from his golf club.

“It’s one of my favorite irons but I’d give it up for that duckling any day of the week,” Joseph Healy said.

Mom stood by and watched as all 7 ducklings were rescued from the storm drain in front of the American Red Cross.

“American Red Cross workers were arriving and saw a duck overlooking a manhole cover and went closer heard the chirping sounds of all seven of her ducklings that had fallen into the murky water,” Red Cross spokesperson Donna Morrissey said.

"The last one we had to go in with a 9 iron and slowly pull it out cause I think from the coldness of the water it couldn’t walk anymore,” Healy said.

Mom had taken off with most, but not all of the ducklings.

While the crew at Animal Rescue League tended to the two lone ducks they got a phone call.

Three of the ducklings that went with mom had once again fallen into the storm drain.

“It felt great that we could help them out and they ran over to the mother duck and got warm,” Zachary Harlfinger, one of the rescuers, said.
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