Cops Rescue Raccoon That Almost Drowned

Police officers rescue a raccoon that had ended up stuck in a drain where it was left clinging to a pipe to avoid drowning.

Yarmouth Maine Police Department/Newsflash

Luckily for the little raccoon, it did not have to hold on for too long – as officers from the Yarmouth, Maine Police Department (YPD) quickly came to its aid and were able to save the day.

The YPD officers reportedly arrived at the scene after receiving a call from a concerned citizen about an animal stuck in a catch basin on Bennett Road in the town of Yarmouth, located in the US state of Maine.

Upon arrival, the officers located a raccoon that was stuck, and they were concerned that if it was left unattended that it would drown.

In the footage obtained by Newsflash, the poor animal appears to have been eagerly waiting for help to arrive and remains incredibly calm as officers open up the drain and attempt to reach it.

With the assistance of Yarmouth Public Works and a dog pole from the Cumberland, Maine Police Department, they were able to successfully get the raccoon out of the drain.

They carried it to a nearby wooded area, as far away from the road as possible.

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Story By: Simona KitanovskaSub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash

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