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11 ducklings rescued from Ada drain

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ADA, Mich. - Eleven ducklings are alive and well and back following their mama around Ada this afternoon after being rescued from a drain Monday morning.

A resident stopped by the Ada Fire Station to report a mother duck circling a drain on Lehigh Street in the Ada Woods neighborhood.  Firefighter Kenny Remijn, Lt. Peggy Ferguson and Fire Chief Dave Murray headed over and found the duck by a drain.  All eleven ducklings had fallen in.

They removed the drain cover and Remijn went into the drain and started lifting them out. After all were out, they lined up in back of mama and they waddled off.

"It is a good day" said Remijn. "Some days this job isn't that great, but today was one of the good days. 11 lives were saved so it was a great day. We had our ducks in a row on this rescue."

Remijn's coworkers say his personal life really made him hit the bill for this rescue operation.

"The other firemen on the scene sent me in to do it because I have six kids, so I was pretty experienced with a lot of numbers of little ducklings" said Remijn.

He says days like this balance out the tough ones.

"Sometimes this job isn't all its quacked up to be, but today was a great day."

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