Eight ducklings rescued from Old Whittington wastewater treatment works
A ‘quack’ team of Yorkshire Water engineers have rescued eight ducklings which had become trapped in an unused tank at Old Whittington wastewater treatment works.
The quick-thinking Yorkshire Water key workers used a net to fish them out and can now add wildlife rescue to their day job of looking after Chesterfield’s waste.
Joe Johnson, Product and Process Engineer at Yorkshire Water, said: “Eight ducklings swimming in an unused tank is not something you see every day.”
Joe added: “Thankfully we used our hook-a-duck skills and managed to pull them out and get them to safety. It was a quacking job by the team at Old Whittington.”
The rescued ducklings – christened Mick, Russ, Wayne, Steve, Alex, Ryan, Mark and Simon after Yorkshire Water’s colleagues at Old Whittington wastewater treatment works.
The ducklings have been taken to a local vet and following their recovery, were rehomed at a wildlife sanctuary.