Hill firefighters rescue nine baby ducks from storm drain

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Nine “lucky ducks” were reunited with their parents May 2. Firefighters were called to a parking lot near building 430 on 6th Street to rescue baby ducks stuck in a storm drain.

According to the Hill Fire Department, passers-by heard distressed chirping coming from the storm drain while two parents ducks circled nearby. Upon arrival, fire crews found a bystander had already partially removed the storm drain cover and removed three of the ducks.

The crew fully removed the cover and eventually flushed the drain tunnel with a firehose to safely push the animals to a downstream storm drain where an awaiting firefighter rescued the ducks.

The ducklings were reunited with their parents not long after.