Duckling drain rescue goes swimmingly
Fire crews stepped in to free a duckling trapped in a roadside drain - and then ensured its safe return to a nearby waterway.
A video posted to YouTube shows members of Droitwich fire station's White Watch hailing the bird's salvation as the "best rescue yet" as members of the public watch on.
Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said the crew were called to Queen Street, Droitwich, on Wednesday by a passer-by - after the duckling slipped through the water-filled drain's metal bars.
In a message on Twitter, the brigade wrote: "@HWFireDroitwich rescued a duckling from a drain. The rescue went swimmingly!"