- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WANTAGH, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island police officer is winning praise for rescuing a duckling that a bystander feared was in danger of drowning.

Nassau County Police Officer Jason Kogan spoke to reporters Tuesday about the rescue, which took place last Friday at Mill Pond Park in Wantagh.

The officer stepped down from a cement wall and grabbed the tiny duckling from near a waterfall and placed it safely in another part of the pond near its mother. It swam away unscathed.

A video by an unknown bystander was posted on the Internet in recent days showing the rescue. Police say more than 80,000 people have viewed the rescue.

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