SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — CHP officers rescued a group of ducklings stuck in a storm drain near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Wednesday.

California Highway Patrol Spokesperson Andrew Barclay says an officer was parked at Vista Point when a motorist pulled up and told the officer there was a duck pacing near a storm drain.

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Another officer arrived to assist, and the ducklings were located in a storm drain.  One of the officers climbed into the drain and was able to rescue the ducklings using a box made for flares.

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A CHP officer rescued seven ducklings from a storm drain near the Golden Gate Bridge Wednesday. (Courtesy: CHP)

A CHP officer rescued seven ducklings from a storm drain near the Golden Gate Bridge Wednesday. (Courtesy: CHP)

The mother duck and seven ducklings were taken to a safe location and released.

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The operation took about an hour.