- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - A seagull is free to fly again thanks to an animal control officer and two firefighters in Secaucus.

Fire Capt. Bill Heaney and Lt. Larry Marciano got a boat and responded to a report of a seagull with its leg caught in a wood piling along the Hackensack River on Monday.

When they arrived with animal control officer Dennis Earle, they found the bird hanging upside down and squawking.

Fire Chief Bryan Schoch tells The Record (https://bit.ly/1KZit5U ) newspaper they eased the bird’s leg out and placed it in the river. It floated away after taking a few drinks of water.

Mayor Michael Gonnelli says the men helped free a Canada goose that got tangled in fishing line on Saturday.


Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com

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