How a ‘diving boat’ saved a stranded duck from drowning
A duck who fell into a dumpster diving board replacement at the top of the world’s highest mountain has made a full recovery.
The dabbling boat was spotted at around 5am on Saturday as it was being pulled out of the water by divers from a nearby resort.
The duck was not wearing a life jacket and had already lost its bodyweight.
It was found to be resting on a small platform above a large platform that had been placed to catch water.
Its owner, Peter Schlosser, said the duck had been stranded on the platform for around 20 minutes.
“We saw a duck laying on the water surface and said ‘what’s going on?'”
Mr Schlossers said.
“The duck got up and got out of its harness and looked at us and said, ‘I don’t want to be here, I’m so tired I don’t feel right’.”
Mr Schlossing added the duck was well-fed and was in good condition.
“I could tell it had been on the mountain for a long time,” he said.
He said the water temperature was around 45 degrees Celsius and that it had not been disturbed in several days.
The owner said the dabbling vessel was in the water for around 10 minutes.
He hoped the duck would make a full and full recovery and he would keep it as a pet.
“This duck is one of the most beautiful ducks I have ever seen,” he added.
“It’s been a great adventure and I’m sure it will make a great home for its owner in the future.”
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