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Leonia police trio rescue trapped ducklings

Photo Credit: Courtesy LEONIA PD
Photo Credit: Courtesy LEONIA PD
Photo Credit: Courtesy LEONIA PD

PHOTOS: Courtesy LEONIA PD

SHOUT OUTS: A trio of Leonia police rescued a flock of ducklings trapped in a storm drain this morning after they were spotted by a group of students headed to school.

Four Leonia High School students immediately called police just before 11 a.m. after first noticing the “extremely agitated” mother duck raising a ruckus outside a Grand Avenue storm drain and then spotting eight little ones below, Police Chief Thomas Rowe said.

Detective Sgt. Chris Garris, Detective Michael Jennings and Officer Erik Goodell responded and scooped up seven of the stranded crew.

The 8th duckling wandered into a drain pipe before emerging in a deeper storm drain. The officers lifted the grating and got that one, too.

“I would like to thank Chris, Mike and Erik for their outstanding effort and teamwork in rescuing the ducklings,” Rowe said. “It was a great feeling to see the mother duck reunited with her ducklings.”

PHOTOS: Courtesy LEONIA PD

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