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April 11, 2012 at 8:50 PM

A stroke of luck for little ducks in Kent

Firefighter Steve Smith rescues a duckling from a storm drain. (Kent Fire Department photo)

The Associated Press

Firefighters in Kent rescued 13 ducklings that fell into a storm drain on Tuesday.

Kent Fire spokesman Don Barberie said a passer-by stopped at the department’s Easthill fire station to report the ducklings’ plight.

Capt. Jim Merritt and firefighters Steve Smith and Brent Flatness headed out on duck duty.

Smith and Flatness managed to rescue the ducklings, then put them in a bucket and released them in a pond across the street.

The spokesman said a mother duck that had been flying around watching the rescue zoomed to the pond to care for the babies.

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