Beebe applauds Rehoboth Beach firemen for duckling rescue

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Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company members who responded to the duckling emergency, from left: Ted Doyle, Jesse Imhoff, Fire Chief Chatham Marsch, Connor Satchell, Leonard Tylecki, Captain Vaughn McCabe and Safety Officer Howard Blizzard.

REHOBOTH – This life-saving response proved to be just ducky.

Beebe Healthcare Wednesday issued thanks and kudos to the Rehoboth Beach Fire Department rescue team for its response to a recent emergency at Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center.

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Rehoboth Beach Fire Company member Connor Satchell hands one of the ducklings up to a team member.

The team members at Tunnell noticed a duck quacking loudly around a storm drain to the rear of the facility. Upon investigation, team members saw several ducklings in the drain.

The rescue team responded and was able to save most of the ducklings.

Responders included Ted Doyle, Jesse Imhoff, Fire Chief Chatham Marsch, Connor Satchell, Leonard Tylecki, Captain Vaughn McCabe and Safety Officer Howard Blizzard.

“We don’t have many animal rescue calls,” said Fire Chief Chatham Marsch. “Most storm drains are pretty deep and the grates are heavy to lift, so people should call the fire department or someone who will be wearing protective gear to go down in the drain.”

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After the rescue, the mother duck and her ducklings headed out of the parking lot.

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