DPS troopers, volunteers rescue family of ducks in storm drain

Posted at 6:08 AM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 09:08:43-04

With help from Arizona Department of Transportation volunteers, Department of Public Safety troopers were able to rescue a family of ducklings trapped in a storm drain Monday evening.

Dubbed by ADOT as "Operation Duck Salvation," the family was eventually reunited and released into a nearby canal.

A walk to freedom followed the rescuing of the fowl as rescuers carried crates of ducklings, the duck parents waddling after them. The babies were released into the canal.
The volunteers, ADOT crew and DPS Trooper high-fived each other.

— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) May 7, 2019

OPERATION DUCK SALVATION had a happy ending. The rescuers went into the storm drain at L-202 WB at Val Vista to free the remaining ducklings and their parents, a hen and a drake. THE FOWL ARE FREE

— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) May 7, 2019