Early Morning Rescue at Arlington Shopping Plaza

Nothing to duck around about

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PARSIPPANY — If you were driving in the Arlington Shopping Plaza on Saturday morning, you must have seen all the emergency vehicles blocking off the road leading to Home Depot.

Parsippany Rescue and Recovery requested Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire District 5 for help in rescuing ducklings.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance, Parsippany Emergency Medical Services were also called to the scene.

After about a half-hour, they found their first victim. A baby duckling. Then they found a second one. There were several others that needed to be rescued. The crews after an unsuccessful attempt to rescue the ducklings flushed the drain with water to help free up the ducklings.

A duckling rescued in the storm drain in Arlington Shopping Plaza
Patrolman William Stone gives a thumbs-up as the first duckling was pulled out of the storm drain. Patrolman Dave Cavaliere is holding the duckling
The crews were searching the storm drains for the ducklings
The crews were searching the storm drains for the ducklings
The crews were searching the storm drains for the ducklings
The crews were searching the storm drains for the ducklings
Parsippany Animal Humane Enforcement Officer arrived at the scene

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