Duck drama!

Ribeira de João Gomes rescue – video

Still image showing young girl attempting to adopt two ducks!

Yesterday afternoon an 18-year-old girl in a bikini was seen swimming in the sea at the mouth of Ribeira de João Gomes, in central Funchal, making her way up the stream to the vicinity of the Mercado dos Lavradores.

The reason, according to local reports, was two baby ducks that the girl wanted to take home.

The Madeiran Volunteer Firefighters with elements of the corporation’s Mountain Rescue Team were called to the site, and the girl was winched from the (largely dry at that point) river bed.

She was, however, prevented by the security police from taking the ducks. Sergio Teixeira’s captured the events on YouTube.

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