Swan Rescued from Partially Frozen Harwich Pond

by Patrick Cassidy, Cape Cod Times on 1/11/15
Swan rescued from partially frozen Harwich pond

Patrick Cassidy
Posted Jan. 11, 2015 @ 10:38 am
Updated Jan 11, 2015 at 10:40 AM

HARWICH – Firefighters rescued a swan from a frozen pond this morning after passerby became concerned about its health.

Fire officials were called in to help the swan on Hinkleys Pond shortly after 8:30 a.m. this morning and decided to try to capture the bird, which appeared young, Harwich Fire Capt. Donald Parker said.

Firefighters went out onto the partially frozen pond located west of Route 124 and just north of Route 6 using a rescue board and were able to net the bird, which was not moving much and clearly having some difficulty, Parker said.

Massachusetts Audubon Society and Wild Care were called and the swan was taken to Wild Care where it will be checked for injuries and hopefully released back into the wild, Parker said.

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