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Chelsea SES receive some strange requests for assistance from time to time, but this one was a little stranger than most. On a recent Monday evening, the team at Chelsea received a page to assist Police to rescue a family of ducklings trapped at the bottom of a drainage pit. Five members headed to Lake Illawong in Patterson Lakes and after an initial check of the situation the rescue began. After about 15 minutes the grate was removed and the task of extracting the 11 little ducks was under way. Meanwhile; Mum and Dad could be heard, keeping a reasonable distance, on the water. Another 10 minutes and all of the ducks were freed and almost instantly Mum and Dad arrived ; with this the 11 ducklings were released and ran to the safety of Mum who after a quick check to ensure the entire family were all present and correct, hit the water in a slow, silent convoy and disappeared, no worse for wear into the night. Chelsea SES Media Liaison Officer Phil Wall said, " from time to time after a job we have been offered donations but with this one we told them to just put it on the bill"! It was a fun job with a happy ending so it doesn't get much better than that".