NEW CASTLE (KDKA) — Firefighters in New Castle came to the rescue when eight ducklings fell through a sewer grate Wednesday afternoon.
According to New Castle Fire Assistant Chief Tom Bulisco, a passerby first noticed the mother duck pacing back and forth around the metal grate of a storm drain on the Columbus Innerbelt.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment?
When they arrived, the firefighters removed the grate and put down a ladder.
They brought all eight ducklings up in a cardboard box while the mother duck waited nearby.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Riot Suspect, Jordan Erdos, Sentenced To 6-12 Months In Jail
Assistant Chief Bulisco says his crew has been on many duckling rescues.
The firefighters then took the ducklings to the nearby river and let then go safely back to their mother.MORE NEWS: Defense Rests Without Putting Sheldon Jeter On Stand, Lawyers Present Closing Arguments
They were last spotted in the water with their mother and the father duck following behind.