Algonquin firefighters climbed into a sewer to rescue nine baby ducks that had fallen into the drain before returning them safely to their mother in Lake in the Hills.
The Lake in the Hills Police Department and Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded around 9:30 a.m. Friday to Lowes, 300 North Randall Road in Lake in the Hills.
A person noticed that multiple baby ducks had fallen into a sewer and called authorities.
The Lake in the Hills Police Department said firefighters arrived and one of them went inside the sewer to retrieve the ducklings.
The ducks were handed to officers, who were able to get them back to their mother.
The mother was “anxiously awaiting” as first responders rescued each of them, police said.
Nine ducks were rescued in total and all of them were safe.
The police department joked that, in addition to the ducklings, they also rescued the firefighter who was pulled from the “depths of the sewer.”
On Thursday, police officers in Lake Zurich said they also responded to an animal rescue call.
Officers Kourtev and Lonski saved several ducklings that fell into a storm drain at a Lake Zurich residence, officials said.