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Cop helps rescue 7 ducklings from Deer Park storm drain

Seven ducklings fell into a storm drain on West 18th Street in Deer Park on Saturday, June 8, 2017, and were rescued by a Suffolk County police officer with the help of neighborhood teenagers who provided a net and a fishing pole. (Credit: Joseph Cassano)

Every family encounters misfortune at some point — including a feathered brood from Deer Park.

Seven ducklings who fell into a storm drain on West 18th Street were rescued Saturday afternoon by a Suffolk County police officer and neighborhood teenagers who provided a net and a fishing pole.

Officer Argelis Blandino, who responded to a call at about 3:30 p.m., was “able to put his hand with the net down there to scoop up the ducklings,” a police spokeswoman said.

The ducklings were reunited with their mother, who remained nearby.

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