JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Facebook message from a concerned citizen led to a quick rescue Thursday afternoon at the Craighead Forest Park.
Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Jonesboro Wixson Huffstetler said he got a Facebook message on their Parks and Recreation page about a duck possibly stuck in the frozen water.
"My employee volunteered graciously to put his waders on," Huffstetler said. "He took a sledgehammer and busted the ice all the way to the duck and rescued the duck."
He said the rescue only took a few minutes.
"We think the duck will be fine," Huffstetler said. "It was really cold, but they live in this atmosphere. I guess it just swam a little bit too long and stopped for too long and the leg was frozen underneath the ice."
Huffstetler did think the duck may have a hurt foot.
He said the duck seemed to have trouble walking when they got it out of the ice.
A Jonesboro Police Department officer took the duck to animal control to get it checked out.