Firefighters in west Norfolk come to the rescue of five ducklings which had fallen down a drain

Firefighters in west Norfolk had an unusual start to their day after being called out to rescue five

Firefighters in west Norfolk had an unusual start to their day after being called out to rescue five ducklings, similar to the ones pictured, from a drain. Photo by Christina Sadler - Credit: Christina Sadler

Firefighters in west Norfolk had an unusual start to their day after being called out to rescue five ducklings from a drain.

The birds became trapped after falling through a drain grate on Staithe Road, near to its junction with Malthouse Crescent, in Heacham.

A retained fire crew from the town, along with a fire officer, were called to assist the RSPCA with releasing the animals shortly after 8.20am on Saturday.

They used a variety of equipment - including a bucket - to bring the ducklings to safety.

It is understood all of the birds made it out alive and were reunited with their mother.

• Do you have pictures from the rescue? Email luke.powell@archant.co.uk

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