COUNTY NEWS: Tiny ducklings rescued in rooftop drama

Firefighters came to the rescue of six tiny ducklings who got trapped on the roof of a village home.

Firefighters rescue duckilings
Firefighters rescue duckilings

The feathered family managed to get themselves stuck in some netting in the thatched roof of a cottage in Mill Lane, Fishbourne.

Crews were called just before 10am on Thursday (May 3) and climbed to the top of the property.

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The fire service said they managed to save the ducklings and - after posing for photos - the family were taken to a nearby pond, where they were dropped in the water for their first swim.

Crews posed for photos with the duck before dropping them off in a nearby pond
Firefighters came to the rescue of six ducklings after they became trapped on a roof. Photos by Isabel Dodson
The ducklings were trapped on some netting on the roof
The ducklings were reunited with their mother at a nearby pond