Two police department community service officers rescued multiple baby ducks that fell into a sewer drain in a parking lot in Gurnee Thursday morning.
The Gurnee Police Department received a call around 7:40 a.m. Thursday about the ducks in distress.
A concerned citizen reported that baby ducks had fallen inside the sewer drain, according to Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor.
Gurnee Police Department community service officers Hector and Kathy responded to the call.
The ducks were in a drain between Raising Cane’s and Menards near Route 132 and Gurnee Mills Circle West.
It took the officers nearly two hours to get all of the ducks out of the sewer, Gaylor said.
The officers were able to safely reunite the babies with their parents by around 9:30 a.m.
“After receiving reports of baby ducks that had fallen into a sewer drain, our team jumped into action and focused their efforts on saving the ducklings,” the Gurnee Police Department said.
“Luckily, all of the babies were safely recovered and reunited with their parents in the pond! Great work team!” the department added.
A video showed the ducks being placed in a pond and swimming toward their parents.