DRACUT — A number of ducklings were swept into a storm drain on Friday’s gloomy afternoon, but Animal Control and fire officials came to the rescue.

At noon, the ducklings were rescued from a storm drain near Town Hall, which is located on Arlington Street.

“They released them back into the wild with mom,” said Deputy Fire Chief Richard Patterson. “They weren’t injured, just needed some assistance getting out of the drain.”

Patterson said he was unsure of how many ducklings were rescued, but that there were probably a half dozen. He said credit it due to Animal Control Officer Michael Kenyon.

The Dracut Fire Department posted photos of the rescue to its Facebook page, which garnered a number of comments from thankful residents.