The Public Information Office reports the details of an Animal Rescue that occurred on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10:25 AM in Merrick.
According to Police, a 5-year old girl who was near her residence on Lake End Road and Merrick Avenue, heard a strange noise coming from a storm drain nearby. She approached the storm drain and discovered that a swan was trapped inside. She immediately told her father who then contacted Police. Police Officers from the Seventh Precinct responded and saw that the swan was trapped inside the drain and appeared to be in distress. Officers assessed the situation and notified the Emergency Service Unit to respond. Officers were aware of two New York State Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators in the area and had them assist in the rescue. Emergency Service Officers were able to lift the storm drain cover while the Wildlife Rehabilitators safely removed the swan. The swan was removed and is currently under evaluation but appears to be uninjured.
Details by: Public Information Office 09/02/20/1545/9962