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First responders, animal control officers rescue injured swan from Lake Musconetcong Dam

NETCONG BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – First responders and animal control officers were able to rescue an injured swan from the Lake Musconetcong Dam in Netcong on Thursday.

Animal control officers from the St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center responded to the lake after receiving a call from Netcong Police about a swan that appeared to be injured and unable to fly.

The animal control officers tried to retrieve the swan several times, but it was in a very difficult location under a bridge on the dam, at least 15 or 20 feet out of reach. The rushing water and slippery surface made the rescue all the more challenging, officials said.

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare officials say that after working together with the Netcong Police Department and the Netcong Fire Department for several hours, they were finally able to retrieve the swan safely and bring it to The Raptor Trust for rehabilitation.

Officials say that once the swan is treated, it will most likely be released in a safe location, close to the area where it had been found.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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