Nine ducklings following their mother on a walk fell down a New Jersey storm drain Monday morning and had to be rescued by police officers, authorities said.
The family of ducks were crossing West Moore Street on Route 46 in Hackettstown at about 10:45 a.m. when nine of the ducklings tumbled down a storm drain in the street, police said.
Hackettstown police responded to the scene and worked with the Department of Public Works to free the ducklings, police said.
They were reunited with their mother, but soon after one of the ducklings fell into another storm drain and had to be rescued again.
Hackettstown police said all of the ducks appeared unharmed after the multiple rescue operations.