Rescue Team to the Rescue!

Madhu Krishnamurthy:

When it comes to rescuing, no creature is too small for Lake Zurich firefighters — whether it’s a cat in a tree, deer on ice, or duckling in a pipe.

A Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department engine crew was dispatched Thursday morning to the scene of one such mishap for a brood of ducklings that had fallen down a storm drain near some Rand Road businesses.

Using a small net borrowed from a nearby public works crew, the firefighters rescued seven ducklings from the storm sewer, Fire Chief John Malcolm said Saturday.

“They tried to locate where the mother was,” said Malcolm, adding she was last spotted going through a fence into a field near the drain.

The ducklings now are being cared for at a wildlife rescue facility in Wauconda, he said.

Firefighter/paramedics Jeff Wascow, Jeremy Holden and Doug Erb may not get commendations for the rescue, but they have received plenty of kudos on social media. The department’s Facebook post about the rescue so far has reached more than 45,000 people, Malcolm said.

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.