Fonda Baker, a resident at Olympus Hillwood Apartments, says those firefighters are heroes after rescuing eight ducklings from a storm drain Friday morning.

Around 6:45 a.m., Baker saw a family of ducks crossing the lawn when eight of the nine ducklings fell through a grate over the storm drain. She called the complex’s courtesy officer, Officer Todd, and the local fire department.

Firefighters in Murfreesboro, Tennessee rescue eight ducklings from a storm drain April 12, 2019. (Source: Fonda Baker)

The firefighters successfully rescued seven ducklings while the captain came up with a plan to save the remaining duckling using a fire hose and swimming pool net.

After a two-hour rescue effort, the firefighters successfully reunited all eight ducklings with their mother and sibling who waited nearby.

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