Mass. police officer rescues 15 ducklings from storm drain

The 'real heroes' were young Ayla and Everly, who found the baby ducks, said the Andover Police Department

By Jackson Cote

ANDOVER, Mass. — A police officer in Massachusetts came to the rescue of more than a dozen baby ducks who were stuck in a storm drain over the weekend.

Officer O. Fitzpatrick of the Andover Police Department rescued 15 baby ducks out of the storm drain Sunday, according to a Facebook post from the department.

The department explained the “real heroes” were two children, Ayla and Everly, who noticed the “momma mallard” in distress and told their parents about it.

“Thank you Ayla and Everly for being so alert and calling us to help,” the department said, “and thank you mom for letting us use the pictures!”


Officer O. Fitzpatrick rescued 15 baby ducks out of a storm drain today. The real heros, Ayla and Everly noticed momma...

Posted by Andover MA Police Department on Sunday, May 16, 2021

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