For the second time in less than a month, the Gulfport community has come to the rescue of its duckling residents. On the morning of June 9 at 9:30 a.m. Gulfport Fire Department responded to a resident’s call of troubled duckling found stuck in a sewer. Gulfport Fire Department chiseled the concrete around the grate to remove the manhole cover finding a family of four baby ducklings. Firefighter Burton conducted a special rescue with Lieutenant Erik Fuchs in command taking approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Said Fire Chief James Marenkovic, “This is how the Gulfport Fire Department responds to community service. I’m proud of the residents reporting this issue and the A Shift Lieutenant Erik Fuchs, Firefighter Rene Fernandez, Firefighter Tim Burton and Firefighter Christopher Mathis as they conducted this special rescue: saving a family of four ducklings.”
Photos courtesy of the Gulfport Fire Department