With the help of a good Samaritan Thursday, Malden police released a young swan that had recently been found injured back into the wild.
Police credited “Good Citizen” Linda Amato for helping restore the injured young fowl to good health.
“As you can see from the video the swan is happy to be free again,” police said.
The swan was released back into the Malden River with the hope that it will be reunited with its mother.
“A beautiful story — Malden, Massachusetts,” the officer narrating the video says as the swan takes flight down the river.
Amato urged anyone who comes across an injured animal to contact animal control.
“Never touch it,” she said.