Renton is a busy place on Memorial Day weekend.
, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park drew mobs of sun seeking vacationers, and many more families gathered with friends for backyard barbecues.
Not everyone had the long weekend off. The Renton Police Department sent officers to Oaklahoma City following the .
Renton Fire and Emergency Services was busy with Memorial Day Services, barbecue fires and other emergency duties over the weekend, including the rescue of two ducklings. Here's the story from the Renton Fire and Emergency Services Facebook page:
"On Memorial Day E16 was dispatched to assist RPD in a daring rescue of two baby ducks trapped in a storm drain. RPD had been working on this for a few hours. RPD had come up with a plan to use water from E16’s hose line to float the ducks to the next storm drain where they would catch the ducks in a net. Engine 16 used an 1 ¾ hose hooked to a hydrant to flush the ducks to the next drain across the street. Both ducks where caught in the net and then released.
This effort was an excellent example of two Renton departments working together using cooperation and unified command in this heroic endeavor to save these little ducklings."
Despite some tough news reports out of Renton in the past week, we though it relevant to remind our readers of all the good news, such as the Fire Department rescue's of two stranded duckings. We hope you'll share your own favorite Memorial Day memories in the comment section below.