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Rescuers Wade Into Frigid Gloucester Water To Save Trapped Duck

GLOUCESTER (CBS) – A stranded duck was plucked from the frigid waters of Gloucester after it became tangled in a net and stuck on the ice.

Several Animal Rescue League of Boston members were involved in the rescue, including two who donned cold water suits to rescue the duck.

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A volunteer leaves the Gloucester water with a rescued duck. (Image Credit: Animal Rescue League of Boston)

According to the Animal Rescue League, a rescuer was tethered to shore and made his way out to the duck.

The bird was rescued, and volunteers discovered that it was stuck on the ice because it was "severely tangled" in a net.

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A Gloucester duck was tangled in netting and stuck on the ice. (Image Credit: Animal Rescue League of Boston)

The netting was cut off of the duck, and it was taken to a wildlife veterinarian for evaluation.

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