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Baby duck rescued by Sarasota police officer

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SARASOTA, FL (WFLA) -

A Sarasota police officer made an adorable rescue Thursday. A baby duck became trapped in a pile of muck, but luckily Officer Juan Sanchez came to the rescue.

Just before 11 a.m., Officer Sanchez found the duckling near the intersection of Pompano Avenue and Ringling Boulevard in Sarasota.

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The duck was in stuck in a pile of muck by a drain and was covered in mud, having trouble breathing and in distress.

Officer Sanchez cleaned up the duck, opened his airway and took him to Save Our Seabirds in Sarasota.

“The staff at ‘Save Our Seabirds’ are unbelievable and amazing. I can’t say enough good things about them. They care so much about what they do. I find it refreshing and inspiring,” said Officer Sanchez.

The staff at Save Our Seabirds nicknamed the duck ‘Freddy,’ and say Freddy is doing well.

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