Firefighters Rescue Ducklings With Kitchen Ladle

Quick-thinking firefighters had a soup-er idea to rescue ducklings trapped in an overflow pipe when they borrowed a kitchen ladle to scoop them out.

The youngsters had been swimming with their mother on an artificial pond outside a bank in the city of Frankfurt, in the German state of Hesse.

But – reported local media – the ducklings became trapped in a drainage pipe and could not get out.

The rescuers quickly realised that all their standard kit was useless, so one firefighter sprinted into the canteen at KfW Bank to borrow a soup ladle.

Then, after scooping them out one by one, the firefighters reunited the ducklings with their delighted mum.

Image shows the ducklings, undated photo. They were rescued from a drain pipe with a soup ladle in the city of Frankfurt, Hesse State, Germany. (Frankfurt Fire Department/Newsflash)

Frankfurt Firefighters said in a statement obtained by Newsflash on 27th April: “We’ve been informed about 12 animal kids who got stuck in an overflow pipe.

“However, there was no fitting technical device to carry out a rescue operation.

“Our staff quickly improvised and got a soup ladle from the canteen of an adjacent company canteen.

“The ducklings were quickly rescued and handed over to their mum who had been waiting eagerly.

“Afterwards, the pipe was secured, of course.”

Netizens were delighted.

User ‘mycoffeecup’ commented: “That’s the kind of news I want to read. Great to see that those cuties are doing fine.”

‘Kanadaham’ just said: “Heartwarming!”

‘MeikeD41’ added: “Fantastic! So, your truck’s emergency equipment will as of now feature a soup ladle, right?”

Frankfurt Firefighters replied instantly, saying: “The acquisition is underway.”


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Story By: Thomas HochwarterSub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash

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