Weathersfield, Lordstown firefighters help free blue heron

MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio (WKBN) — A bird rescue organization is thanking local police and fire for their help in saving a blue heron in distress Sunday afternoon.

Heather Merritt, who runs Birds in Flight Sanctuary in Warren said she learned of a blue heron that was caught in kite wire near Kerr Cemetery off Salt Springs Road in Mineral Ridge Sunday afternoon.

Weathersfield and Lordstown firefighters came to the scene to help free the bird, and Lordstown’s bucket truck did the trick.

Birds in Flight and the firemen managed to untangle the bird, which is now recovering from wing and feather damage.

Merritt hopes to free the heron back into the wild within the next few weeks.

This is at least the fifth rescue of its type for Birds in Flight since 2013.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

1 thought on “Weathersfield, Lordstown firefighters help free blue heron

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s