Officials Search for 1,000 Missing Plastic Ducks
Officials with a child advocacy group are trying to retrieve some 1,000 plastic ducks that remain on the loose following a Fort Wayne duck race last month.
Stop Child Abuse & Neglect says 17,000 ducks were placed in the St. Joseph River for the annual fundraiser duck race on June 19, but were swept away by the current and only 15,000 were retrieved the same day.
Spokeswoman Jennifer Boen says about 1,000 of the rogue ducks have been recovered and some have been spotted as far away as Ohio.
The group says it's working with the city water department to catch the remaining ducks. Officials also are taking boats downstream to search the riverbanks for runaways.
The group's website says it doesn't want to do anything to jeopardize the beauty of the river.
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