Cambridgeshire

Ducklings rescued in Peterborough drain drama

Ducklings after being rescued from a drain Image copyright Cambridgeshire Fire Service
Image caption The ducklings were scooped out of the drain and released back into the wild

Ten ducklings had to be rescued after becoming trapped in a drain on a busy Peterborough road.

Firefighters and police officers were involved in the rescue on Rivergate, close to the police station, shortly after 20:00 BST on Sunday.

The mucky ducklings were scooped out of the water using a jug and put in a box.

A Cambridgeshire Fire Service spokesman said all the birds were fine and were released "to a safe location in the wild".

Image copyright Cambs Fire Service
Image caption Police from the nearby station alerted the fire service to the ducklings' plight
Image copyright Cambs Fire Service
Image caption Officers used a jug to scoop the birds out of the mucky water

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