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.

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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.

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Assistant Chief Bulisco says his crew has been on many duckling rescues.

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The firefighters then took the ducklings to the nearby river and let then go safely back to their mother.

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They were last spotted in the water with their mother and the father duck following behind.