Mukilteo Fire to the rescue: Ducklings saved, reunited with mother


Last updated 6/2/2021 at 10:48am

Photo courtesy of Mukilteo Police Department

The Mukilteo Fire Department rescued 11 ducklings that fell into a storm water retention area.

Police and fire personnel were dispatched at 8:24 p.m., Thursday, May 20, after witnesses reported seeing several ducklings fall into a water retention area. The ducklings were not able to escape.

Fire crews assessed the situation and initiated rescue operations under the watchful eye of the mama duck. It appears the ducklings were following mama across the parking lot when they happened to cross a grate into the storm water retention area. The mama duck walked across, but the gaps were wide eno...

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