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Young sisters help Andover police rescue ducklings from storm drain

Officer Owen Fitzpatrick safely removed 15 ducklings from the storm drain and brought them back to their mother.


A group of ducklings was rescued from an Andover storm drain by police on Sunday, with help from local children, according to police Lieutenant Chad Cooper.

Two young girls, Ayla and Everly, noticed a concerned mother duck near 2 Freemont Lane, and the sisters’ parents called Andover police, Cooper said.

Officer O. Fitzpatrick rescued 15 baby ducks out of a storm drain today. The real heros, Ayla and Everly noticed momma…

Posted by Andover MA Police Department on Sunday, May 16, 2021

Officer Owen Fitzpatrick safely removed 15 ducklings from the storm drain and brought them back to their mother. Photos posted by Andover police on Facebook show the officer standing hip-deep inside the storm drain as a man looks on and the two children smiling alongside the officer.

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