Duck family reunited thanks to Southam firefighters

A duck family was reunited thanks to the help of firefighters from Southam.

A crew from Southam fire station were called out on Sunday to help after it was reported that a mother duck had lost her six ducklings down a storm drain.

The firefighters used a hose reel to help rescue the ducklings.

A spokesperson from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "A slightly unusual rescue yesterday for the crew from Southam, but when they received the call to say that a mother duck was in distress, due to her six ducklings being stuck down a storm drain, they knew they had to assist.

"With a bit of careful planning and a little help from a hose reel, the family were soon reunited. Needless to say, the mother duck was very happy. What more of a reward could we ask for."

The rescued ducklings. Photo by Southam Fire Station.

The rescued ducklings. Photo by Southam Fire Station.

Some of the rescued ducklings. Photo by Southam Fire Station.

Some of the rescued ducklings. Photo by Southam Fire Station.