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Beaverton high school student helps ducklings in need

Published: Apr. 13, 2022 at 9:25 PM PDT
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BEAVERTON, Ore. (KPTV) - A student from Southridge High School in Beaverton rushed to help ducklings who had fallen down a grate on a storm drain.

Southridge senior Robert Ruhnke heard a momma duck quacking desperately for help in the school parking lot. When he lifted up the grate on a nearby storm drain he found a “raft” of ducklings struggling to stay afloat.

Ruhnke carefully scooped up one duckling after the other from the drain to dry land, all while the momma duck watched closely. It took a while but he managed to get all the ducklings out of the storm drain to safety.

Robert Ruhnke rescuing ducklings from storm drain
Robert Ruhnke rescuing ducklings from storm drain(Lindsay Ruhnke)

The ducklings immediately returned to their happy mom.